Boys and dating violence
Anxiety often accompanies a physical symptom in children who witness domestic violence in the home.
Close observation during an interaction can alert providers to the need for further investigation and intervention, such as In general, children who witness domestic violence in the home can suffer an immense amount of physical symptoms along with their emotional and behavioral state of despair.
These children may complain of general aches and pain, such as headaches and stomach aches.
Effects of domestic violence on children, result from witnessing domestic violence in a home where one of their parents are abusing the other parent, plays a tremendous role on the well-being and developmental growth of children witnessing the violence.
In 2009 in the Philippines, it was estimated that as many as 7 to 14 million children were exposed to domestic violence Children who witness domestic violence in the home often believe that they are to blame, live in a constant state of fear and are 15 times more likely to be victims of child abuse.
Increased maternal stress during the times of abuse, especially when combined with smoking and drug abuse, can also lead to premature deliveries and low weight babies.