KMSB "Nogales SCC Profiles," Tuesday, 2/9/10, 6:55 AM

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Joyce Hubbard, Public Health Nurse Consultant, says parents may abuse their children because they are frustrated and out of control, The children may grow up thinking that domestic violence is normal. She says slightly more than half of female victims of intimate partner violence live in households with children under age 12.  She says the majority of abusers were either abused themselves as children or witnessed abuse regularly.