Exposure to Domestic Violence
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Many children witness violence in their homes.
- Thirteen percent of adults recall violent incidents between their parents, according to the 1985 Family Violence Survey.
Straus, M. & Smith, C. 1990. Family patterns and child abuse. In, M.A. Straus & R.J. Gelles (Eds.), Physical Violence in American Families: Risk factors and adaptations to violence in 8, 145 families (245-261). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Press.
- Seven percent of children ages 10 through 16 answer "yes" to the question, "Have you ever seen any of the adults in your household hit each other?"
Finkelhor., D. 1991. National Youth Victimization Prevention Survey.
- Children make10 percent or more of domestic violence emergency calls to police in cities where data about callers have been gathered.
Fantuzzo, J., et al. 1997. Domestic violence and children: Prevalence and risk in five major U.S. cities. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 36(1):116-122.