Domestic violence effects last for life

Laura Marcus
Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Exposure to domestic violence can alter the developing brain of under-fives and have a lasting impact on their social behaviour, according to new research. An Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) report on the effects of crime on different social groups found that young children who were victims of or witnesses to violence were more likely to become aggressive, have low self-esteem and do less well at school than their peers.

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