What are common long-term effects of domestic abuse?

Each child/young person may respond differently to experiencing or witnessing domestic abuse, some common long-term effects are: anxiety, depression, withdrawal, nightmares, bed wetting, low self esteem, aggressive behaviour, eating disorders, underachieving at school.

Source: Children & Young People: Children and domestic abuse @ Leeway

Further help

  • Leeway - a shelter from domestic abuse - 0300 561 0077
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline0808 2000 247. The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women’s Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf. The confidential Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone.

Message supplied by: Sue @ Leeway

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