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Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

Effects of Domestic 
Violence on Children

 Children of all ages are negatively impacted by domestic abuse.  There are no exceptions to this rule.  This is a limited list of consequences children suffer from abuse in the home.

Physical

Physical Abuse

Chronic Head Aches

Stomach or Digestive Problems

Bedwetting

Increased or Decreased Appetite

Trouble Sleeping

Hair Pulling or Nail Biting

Developmental Delays

 

Behavioral, Social & Emotional

Aggressive

Angry

Hostile

Oppositional Behavior

Fear

Anxiety

Withdrawal

Depression

Low Self-Esteem

Nightmares

Phobias

Passive or Clingy

Role Reversal

Poor Impulse Control


Cognitive Problems

Lower Cognitive Functioning

Poor School Performance

Lack of Conflict Resolution Skills

Pro-Violence Attitude

Belief in Rigid Gender Stereotypes

Long-term effects on children include a higher rate of adult depression, and an increased tolerance for violence in relationships.  Boys raised in abusive homes often grow up to be abusers; and girls raised in abusive homes often grow up to be victims.

If someone you know needs help, call 1-800-799-SAFE
Or
The Center for Violence Prevention
P.O. Box 6279
Pearl, MS 39288
601-932-4198, 800-266-4198

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The Center for Violence Prevention
P.O. Box 6279 Pearl, MS 39288-6279
Phone:  601-932-4198  Fax:  601-936-7749