Effects of Battering

Effects on Survivors:
  • Isolation from others
  • Increased instances of low self-esteem, depression, anxiety
  • Increased alcohol or drug abuse
  • Emotional challenges, Physical illness
  • Pain and injuries
  • Permanent physical damange
  • Death
Effects on Abusive People
  • Increased belief that power and control are achieved by violence
  • Increase in violent behavior
  • Increased contact with the law enforcement
  • Perpetuation of low self-esteem
Effects on Children:
  • Emotional challenges
  • Increased fears, anger
  • Increased risk of abuse, injuries, and death
  • Increased risk of being in an abusive relationship later
Effects on Society-At-Large:
  • Increase in crime
  • Increased acceptance of violence
  • Perpetuation of violence
  • Increase in legal, police, medical, and counseling costs
  • Decrease in quality of life

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