Features of Child Experienced Violence

Physical

Psychological/ Behavioural

  • Eating/ sleep disorders
  • Difficulty in gaining weight (infants)
  • Physical disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Aggressive behaviour and speech
  • Depression, anxiety and/ or inclination to suicide
  • Nervousness, closing in oneself
  • Difficulty in adapting to the changes
  • Regressive behaviour of infants who started to walk
  • Late speech development and problems
  • Psychosomatic diseases
  • Impatience and problems with concentration
  • Dependent, sad and closed behaviour
  • Bed-wetting
  • “Discharge”, for example, cruel behaviour with animals
  • Significant worsening of academic results
  • Fighting with peers
  • Too protective or afraid to leave the mother
  • Theft and social isolation
  • Shouting on parents or brothers/ sisters
  • Abuse of alcohol and other narcotic substances
  • Psychosomatic and emotional disorders
  • Actions of sexual abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feeling of temporariness or short-lived