The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children

1st Edition

Robert Geffner, Robyn Spurling Igelman, Jennifer Zellner

Routledge
Published August 25, 2003
Reference - 330 Pages
ISBN 9780789021618 - CAT# HW13888

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Summary

Learn how to help children cope with domestic violence!

The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children examines the short- and long-term developmental issues facing children exposed to violence in their own homes. The book addresses the growing concern for children at risk of suffering psychological, behavioral, social, and educational problems, and for the effects childhood maltreatment may have on their adult lives. An interdisciplinary panel of researchers, academicians, attorneys, clinicians, and practitioners discuss treatment programs, theoretical perspectives, research and methodological issues, assessment and intervention, and forensic issues, including child custody.

The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children addresses the emotional and behavioral disturbances children can suffer after being exposed to violence between their parents. It examines methodological and theoretical challenges, pilot programs for treatment, intervention models, therapeutic curricula, and family law. Practitioners and academics review dozens of studies, representative samples, probability samples, and research findings relating to children's internalizing and externalizing behaviors, adjustment difficulties, coping strategies. The book also examines:

  • the association between emotional regulation and emotionality and marital and parent-child conflict in terms of children's adjustment and physical health
  • how the experience of mothers in low-income families suffering severe physical abuse relates to children's behavior problems.
  • how father-to-mother aggression reduces children's affinity with their parents
  • problems of service delivery for battered mothers
  • Canadian legislation involving wife abuse and child custody
  • the well-being of families accessing treatment
  • group interventions implemented in family agency and school settings
  • how to develop interagency protocols
  • and much more!
The Effects of Intimate Partner Violence on Children is an essential resource for professionals, advocates, and practitioners who work with abused children and maltreating families.

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