Associated Consequences of Family Violence Across the Life Course

This infographic shows the consequences of family violence from infancy, to childhood, to adolesence, to adulthood, and into old age.

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  • Injury
  • Difficulty with regulation of emotions
  • Attachment problems
  • Developmental and growth delays


  • Anxiety/mood disorders
  • ADHD
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Peer difficulties
  • Academic problems


  • Conduct disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Suicide attempts
  • Risky behaviours (e.g. unprotected sex)
  • Eating disorders
  • Dating violence prevention


  • Personality disorders
  • Chronic disease and pain
  • Relationship problems
  • IPV perpetration
  • Mistreatment of own children

Old age:

  • Depression
  • Decreased life expectancy
  • Financial problems

This infographic emerged from the Issue-Based Newsletter 20: Links between the maltreatment of girls & later victimization or use of violence.