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NCJ Number: 229927 Find in a Library
Title: Case for Examining and Treating the Combined Effects of Parental Drug Use and Interparental Violence on Children in Their Homes
Journal: Aggression and Violent Behavior  Volume:15  Issue:1  Dated:January/February 2010  Pages:76-82
Author(s): Michelle L. Kelley; Keith Klostermann; Ashley N. Doane; Theresa Mignone; Wendy K.K. Lam; William Fals-Stewart; Miguel A. Padilla
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Grant Number: R01DA015849;R01DA16236;R01DA024740
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reviews the potential that different combinations of parental drug use and interparental violence may have different risks for children's exposure to these behaviors and have different effects for children in these homes.
Abstract: This review examines what have been, to this point, generally two divergent lines of research: (a) effects of parental drug abuse on children and (b) effects of children's exposure to interparental violence. A small, but growing body of literature has documented the robust relationship between drug use and intimate partner violence. Despite awareness of the interrelationship, little attention has been paid to the combined effect of these deleterious parent behaviors on children in these homes. Thus, the need to examine the developmental impact of these behaviors (both individually and combined) on children in these homes and treatment development to reflect how each of these parent behaviors may affect children of substance abusers is argued. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Children of battered women
Index Term(s): Child welfare; Children at risk; Children of drug abusers; Treatment
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