Exposure to Domestic Violence

Exposure to Domestic Violence

Fact Sheet

Exposure to Domestic Violence [click here for a printer-friendly version in pdf]

Many children witness violence in their homes.

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.

Finkelhor., D. 1991. National Youth Victimization Prevention Survey.

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.