Growing Up With Domestic Violence

Growing Up With Domestic Violence Book CoverHogrefe Publishing; 2011; 76 pages

This compact and easy-to-read text by leading experts shows practitioners and students how to recognize the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on children and youth and to provide effective clinical interventions and school-based prevention programs. 

Exposure to IPV is defined using examples from different ages and developmental stages. The book describes the effects of exposure to IPV and reviews epidemiology and etiology. Its main focus is on proven assessment, intervention, and prevention strategies. Relevant and current theories regarding the impact of exposure on children and youth are reviewed, and illustrative real-life case studies from the clinical experiences of the authors are described.


“This invaluable resource introduces legal and mental health professionals to the plight of domestic violence victims and children living with this traumatic experience. The authors' succinct text gets to the heart of the critical assessment and intervention strategies needed to make a difference in the lives of these children."

Michael W. Runner, JD, Director of Legal Programs, Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA

"The authors have created a concise, accessible, and up-to-date guide to research on children exposed to domestic violence and the emerging practices aimed at helping them. A valuable quick read for every practitioner working with children and their families."

Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD, Director, Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse; Professor, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

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