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NCJ Number: 154408 Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Violence and Its Effect on Children
Author(s): B S Fritz; R Kerner
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau For At-Risk Youth
Plainview, NY 11803-0760
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56688-013-0
Sale Source: Bureau For At-Risk Youth
135 Dupont Street
P.O. Box 760
Plainview, NY 11803-0760
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This booklet provides information on the nature of domestic assault, its perpetrators, its victims, its impact on children in the family where it occurs, and how to seek help.
Abstract: Abuse is first defined as "mistreating another person and can be emotional, physical, or sexual." Characteristics of abusers are listed as inability to function emotionally, negative attitudes toward women, unhappy childhood recollections, alcohol or drug abuser, isolated, jealous, needs control, insecure, and believes in punishment. Also discussed are victim characteristics and why they stay in the abusive relationship. A discussion of the effects on children of exposure to domestic violence focuses on their sense that they are to blame in some way and the development of anxiety and anger. A section on how concerned outsiders can recognize and help children who live with domestic violence lists the characteristics of children and families exposed to domestic violence. The final two sections address how to look for help and where to go for help.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused spouse profiles; Abusing parents; Abusing spouses; Child emotional abuse and neglect; Domestic assault; Offender profiles
Note: From the Family Forum Library.
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