From a resilient perspective this review also highlights range of protective factors that influence the extent of the impact of exposure and the subsequent outcomes for the child.
This review advocates for a holistic and child-centered approach to service delivery, derived from an informed assessment, designed to capture a picture of the individual child's experience, and responsive to their individual needs.
Holding abusers accountable is important because it sends a message to others that abuse of any kind will not be tolerated in our community.
Unfortunately, there are still many barriers to justice in the criminal justice system, and when professionals do not understand the dynamics of domestic violence, it can make it difficult to adequately identify and prosecute abusers. Bureau of Justice, 95% of relationship abuse is perpetrated by a man against a woman and the remaining 5% is primarily a man against a man or a woman against a woman. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics.
This study illustrate the links between exposure to domestic violence, various forms of child abuse and other related adversities, concluding that such exposure may have a differential yet potentially deleterious impact for children and young people.Women of all ages are at risk for domestic and sexual violence by a male partner, and those ages 20 to 24 are at the greatest risk of experiencing nonfatal intimate partner violence. However, abusers who are severely depressed or isolated may stop caring about the consequences of their actions. Many people are poor and most people do not choose to abuse their partners.There are studies that report that there is more abuse in low-income populations and there are studies that report that there is more abuse in higher-income populations.This article reviews the literature concerning the impact of exposure to domestic violence on the health and developmental well-being of children and young people.Impact is explored across four separate yet inter-related domains (domestic violence exposure and child abuse; impact on parental capacity; impact on child and adolescent development; and exposure to additional adversities), with potential outcomes and key messages concerning best practice responses to children's needs highlighted.