Strong family bonds improve negative effects of domestic violence

Last Updated on August 5, 2016 by Cindy Bekesi

A recent study conducted among teens and young adults indicated associations between exposure to parental/caregiver domestic violence and lower self-esteem, increased anxiety and weaker family bonds.

Strong family bonds had a protective effect; some study participants who were exposed to domestic violence and reported strong family bonds showed increased self-esteem and reduced anxiety.

This protective effect occurred when domestic violence between parents/caregivers was physical or psychological.

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Source: Healio


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