The effects of physical abuse can be both acute and far-reaching.
The immediate effect of physical abuse may be a bruise or a cut, but the long-term effect may be drastic - like post-traumatic stress disorder.
Moreover, the effects of physical abuse can be felt by loved ones and, especially, children of both the victim and abuser.
The psychological effects of physical abuse should not be underestimated.
Interface Family Violence Response Team offers 24 hours a day/7 days a week advocacy and response to domestic violence calls when requested by law enforcement and medical providers.
Family violence advocates respond to safe locations to provide crisis intervention, immediate assessment, safety planning and referrals to victims.
We address the needs of survivors, but we also address the needs of the unheard voices of those victims who face so many barriers to leaving their abusive relationship that becoming a survivor is often a seemingly unobtainable reality for them.If your partner displays a combination of these behaviors, he/she may be a batterer and abuser: Emotional abuse can escalate into physical violence under certain circumstances.Here are some risk factors associated with an increased severity in abuse: If you recognize any of these patterns or warning signs, you are not alone.Some people may not even realize that they are inflicting domestic violence on someone else.On the flipside, victims will not know to take action against their abusers if they do not realize that what is being inflicted upon them is, in fact, domestic violence.Recognizing the warning signs of a battering personality can help you understand the dynamics of domestic violence and make relationship choices that are best for you.