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Characteristics of Children Exposed to DV

Infants & Toddlers (Ages 0 to 1)
Physical injuries
Sleep disturbances
Eating disturbances
Anxiety
Non-responsive or cuddly
Being colicky or sick
Fearful
Failure to thrive
 

Pre-school Children (Ages 2 to 6)
Aggressive behavior
Hyperactivity
Separation anxiety
Silence & withdrawal
Regression
Sleep disturbances
Re-enactment/play about the recent event
Anxiety
Unable to deal with change
 

Early Childhood (Ages 6 to 10)
Behavioral changes (acting out or perfectionism)
Fantasies about the traumatic event
Regressive reactions
Psychosomatic complaints
Sleep disturbances
School phobia
Distrust of adults
Displaced fears



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