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Intimate Partner Violence – Effects The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Provides information on the effects of children's exposure to intimate partner violence, including short-term and long-term effects and trauma reactions by age group.
Responding to the Long-Term Needs of Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Exploring the Connection to Suicide Risk (PDF - 201 KB) Kimball & Keene (2016) National Resource Center on Domestic Violence Examines the effect of domestic violence across the lifespan, with particular attention paid to mental health and suicidality.
For most people, they use the simple rule of “half your age plus seven years” for dating someone younger than themselves, and they use the rule to determine if someone is too old for them is “subtract seven years and double that number.” So if someone is 30 years old, according to these rules, they should be dating people ranging from ages 22 – 46.
In order to respond to the overwhelming issues associated with domestic violence, child welfare professionals need to understand these issues and know how to identify them as well as assess and provide treatment to children and youth affected by domestic violence.
This section provides information and resources on the impact that domestic violence has on children and youth as well as resources on how to respond it.
Discusses laws that extend legal protection to children who may be harmed by witnessing acts of domestic violence in their homes.
Children and youth who are exposed to domestic violence experience emotional, mental, and social damage that can affect their developmental growth.
Some children lose the ability to feel empathy for others.