How Can Domestic Abuse Affect Victims

How Can Domestic Abuse Affect Victims

Domestic abuse affects victims in different ways but generally it has a significant impact on a victim's sense of self esteem, freedom, ability to make choices, development and their physical and mental wellbeing.

The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health summarises that ‘Domestic violence affects all spheres of a victim's life - her autonomy, her productivity, and her capacity to care for herself and her children and subsequently also her overall health status and quality of life'.