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Domestic Violence 101
From Types of Abuse Defined to Signs of An Abusive Relationship, we've assembled a wide variety of general information on the subject of partner wholesale led lights violence, including research findings.
How Domestic Violence Affects Children
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Domestic violence doesn't just damage the person who is abused. Kids can be affected by family violence in all kinds of ways. Following are some symptoms/effects. Keep in mind that isolated incidents probably aren't indicative of a problem; it's more important to look for patterns and extremes.

Behavioral Symptons/Effects

  • acting out (i.e. running away) or withdrawing
  • overachieving (constantly working hard) or underachieving (giving up)
  • re-fusing to go to school
  • caretaking (filling adult roles)
  • aggressive (bullying) or passive ("doormats")
  • very rigid defenses: aloof, sarcastic, blaming, defensive
  • constantly seeking attention
  • bedwetting
  • nightmares
  • difficult to set limits
  • hitting adults, mostly mom
  • pre-delinquent and delinquent
  • limited tolerance
Emotional Symptoms/Effects
  • guilt
  • shame
  • fear
  • anger
  • confusion
  • depressed/helpless/powerless
  • burdened
  • grief
  • insecurities
Physical Symptoms/Effects
  • somatic complaints (i.e. headaches, stomach aches)
  • nervous, anxious
  • short attention span (seems "hyperactive")
  • tired, lethargic (seems lazy)
  • often sick
  • neglectful of personal hygiene
  • no reaction, at times, to physical pain
  • reverting to developmental tasks from an earlier age
Social Symptoms/Effects
  • isolated (no friends)
  • overly social (staying away from home as much as possible)
  • relationships with playmates may start with great intensity and end abruptly
  • difficulty in trusting others
  • poor conflict resolutions skills
  • unwilling to share or compromise
  • may be passive or bullying with playmates
  • unclear sense of boundaries
  • poor image of anything that is stereotypically female
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