skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 118825 Find in a Library
Title: Traumatized Children of Violent Marriages
Journal: Child Welfare  Volume:68  Issue:4  Dated:(July/August 1989)  Pages:421-436
Author(s): L Silvern; L Kaersvang
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 16
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Over three million children, it is estimated, witness parental violence annually.
Abstract: The clinical effects upon many children are characteristic of trauma, with dissociation and defensive protections against recall and resolution that can be pathological. This article presents the case for this assessment and describes the successful treatment of an eight-year-old-boy. 3 Notes, 57 References. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Family crisis
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Conflict resolution; Psychiatric services
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.