DV SIGNS

Signs of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Parent displays:

• Unexplained injuries

• Physical symptoms related to stress (trouble sleeping, fatigue, frequent headaches, stomachaches)

• Abuse of alcohol or drugs

• Lack of interest in things,

appears detached

• Fear of partner or reluctance to speak in front of partner

• Isolation or lack of support system

Child Displays:

• Fear of father (who is usually the abuser) or other adults

• Fear of leaving the mother (who is usually the victim)

• Extreme neediness

• Eating or sleeping problems

• Nervousness, jumpiness, or

frequent crying

• Violent behavior, acting out, or appearing withdrawn