Physical/Emotional Abuse Victim Behaviors:
- Confirmed self-report or account by others of having been assaulted (e.g., hit, burned, kicked, slapped, tortured) by an older person.
- Bruises or wounds as evidence of victimization.
- Self-reports of being injured by a supposed caregiver coupled with feelings of fear and social withdrawal.
- Significant increase in the frequency and severity of aggressive behaviors toward peers or adults.
- Recurrent and intrusive distressing recollections of the abuse.
- Feelings of anger, rage, or fear when in contact with the perpetrator.
- Frequent and prolonged periods of depression, irritability, anxiety, and/or apathetic withdrawal.
- Appearance of regressive behaviors(e.g., thumb-sucking, baby talk, bedwetting).
- Sleep disturbances (e.g., difficulty falling asleep, refusal to sleep alone, night terrors, recurrent distressing nightmares).
- Running away from home to avoid further physical assaults
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