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NCJ Number: 120461 Find in a Library
Title: Family Violence: Its Impact on Children
Author(s): A E Daniel
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 29
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The roots of family violence lay not in the individual or the family, but in the entire social and cultural structure.
Abstract: The family, basic societal building block and institution of learning of moral values and behavioral codes, has become a breeding ground for major psychiatric disturbances and future criminality for some children. Knowledge of the warning signals in a potentially violent family could facilitate preventive measures and assist in helping victims. This paper reviews most of the major international psychiatric literature on family violence and its impact on children. The effect of family violence on the development of psychiatric disorders and intergenerational transmission of violent are evaluated. Theoretical perspectives, including psychiatric, psychodynamic, and social learning theories in the etiopathogenesis of intrafamilial violence are examined, and directions for future research are recommended. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Children at risk; Domestic violence causes
Index Term(s): Literature reviews; Psychological theories
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