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What are some of the signs of Domestic Violence?

Some of the following signs may be noticed in a woman who is a victim of domestic violence:

  • Chronic complaints of poor health
  • Frequent visits to a doctor
  • Use of tranquilizers and /or abuse of alcohol and drugs
  • A history of suicidal thoughts or actions
  • A suspicion of child abuse in her role as mother
  • Sleeping difficulties i.e. insomnia, nightmares
  • Severe agitation, anxiety or obvious nervousness
  • Confused thinking, inability to make decisions, lack of eye contact
  • Rigid view of roles of men and women

Taken from the Kingston Interval House Domestic Violence Handout Handbook.

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