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NCJ Number: 190017 Find in a Library
Title: Studying the Co-Occurrence of Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence in Families (From Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children: The Future of Research, Intervention, and Social Policy, P 91-110, 2001, Sandra A. Graham-Bermann and Jeffrey L. Edleson, eds.--See NCJ-190013)
Author(s): Jeffrey L. Edleson
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: American Psychological Assoc
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Sale Source: American Psychological Assoc
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter examines research issues that need attention to aid understanding of child abuse, children’s exposure to adult domestic assault, and the unique contribution of such abuse and exposure to a child’s developmental problems.
Abstract: The discussion also addresses the need for efforts to intervene with these children and their families and suggests changes in future research agendas. Existing studies of co-occurring child maltreatment and woman battering have many methodological problems. Particularly important issues include the definitions used in measuring abuse, the manner used to develop study samples, possible problems regarding the accuracy of data obtained from study participants, and the availability of adequate standardized measures. Discussions of co-occurring violence and problems associated with children’s exposure to violence must also acknowledge several areas of related research. This research includes the research on the co-occurrence of other childhood victimization, witnessing marital discord, witnessing community violence, and witnessing violence conveyed over popular media. Finally, new legislation, policies, and practices are rapidly developing and need evaluation with respect to their effects on the safety, stability, and wellbeing of the intended beneficiaries. 76 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child development; Children of battered women; Criminology overview texts; Family intervention programs; Home environment; Juvenile counseling; Juvenile social adjustment; Juvenile witnesses; Parent-Child Relations; Psychological victimization effects; Research and development; Research programs; Research uses in policymaking
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