Domestic Violence And Mental Injuries

1399 WordsMay 9, 20176 Pages
Quetext about FAQ contact Domestic violence does not just result in physical injuries but also developmental issues in children that witness the abuse and never receive any type of counseling or therapy and psychological trauma. In the most severe cases death was also a result of domestic violence. With help or assistance the results of domestic violence can last a lifetime. People often think that domestic violence is just physical abuse but that is not always the case. In many of the most severe cases psychological abuse and emotional abuse was just as extreme as the cases that displayed physical violence. Emotional and psychological abuse is just as violent and dangerous to the victim as is any physical abuse is to any…show more content…
As a survivor of domestic violence, they are still at risk for several mental health issues. These mental health issues include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. There are not a lot of studies on the impact of domestic violence, but (Symes, Maddoux, McFarlane, Nava, Gilroy, 2014) states, Emerging evidence suggests an intergenerational effect of abuse to the mother on behavioural functioning of the child (p. 2910). There are lasting consequences for children who witness domestic violence whether it’s visibly or audibly. Seeing your mother, father, or guardian being abused has a huge impact on their lives as adults. Some see domestic violence as a cycle. Some children get stuck in a cycle and grow up repeating the actions of the perpetrator. These children tend to have elevated levels of aggression, hostility, depression, anger and some just withdraw from those around them. Some children tend to suffer from boughts of anxiety, develop sleep disorders, and start having nightmares. According to (Young, Lehman, Faherty & Sandefer, 2016), because domestic violence can have serious negative consequences for children, it is essential that professionals who serve children receive training to help them better understand the dynamics of these relationships and how to identify and respond to child victims. (p. 672). According to (Triplett, White, Gainey, 2013), ‘‘A premise is that faith-based groups will be better able to enlist and
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