Domestic Abuse Is Carved Into Children's Brains in These Unsettling Print Ads

Showing the long-term effects of witnessing violence


A series of arresting new print ads show how domestic violence can leave a lasting, unseen mark on the children who witness it.

Each of three images features the top of a kid’s head. Instead of hair, or skin, the skull has been stripped away to reveal a brain. There, etched into the folds, are the outlines of a man attacking a woman. “Once they see it, it stays with them,” reads one. “Not all scars are visible,” says a second.

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