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Negative Effects of Domestic Violence

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Effectives of Domestic Violence:

I think it is understood that domestic violence has a negative effect on the victim. The longer the abuse continues the more negative the effects. It is crucial to the physical, psychological, social well fare of the victim that they recognize abuse and remove themselves from the situation quickly. Below is a list of the negative effects of those who aren’t able to escape domestic violence.

Physical Effects:

At least 42% women and 20% of men sustain minor injuries such as scratches, bruises and swelling. More severe injury may occur if the abuse is frequent and harsh. Some of the most common injuries are:

Psychological Effects:

Where there is physical violence there is also emotional abuse. Whether the abuse is physical, verbal or emotional it can have severe psychological consequences for to victim.

Social Effects:

The negative social effects can be the very thing that restricts the victims ability to escape domestic violence.

  • Controlled access to services meant to help the victim.
  • Strained relationships with authority figures such as health care providers and employers.
  • Isolation from family, friends and other supportive individuals.

Resources:

There are many community services for those experiencing domestic violence. Local law enforcement agencies, legal aid agencies and shelters are available with the needs of men and women who have experienced domestic violence.

If you are a victim of domestic violence contact one of the organizations below for a list of agencies in your area and advice on how to protect yourself from futher harm.

Domestic Abuse Screening Quiz

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Sexual Violence Hotline

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