Protective Factors in Children and Adolescents Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: An Empirical Research Review

Abstract

The current paper provides an empirical literature review of protective factors for children and adolescents exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV). Twenty-one empirical studies were reviewed for the empirical review. A critique of methodology used in the studies is presented. The role of race, age, and gender on protective factors is explored. Finally, implications for future social work practice, policy, and research with children and adolescents exposed to IPV are addressed.

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Benavides, L.E. Protective Factors in Children and Adolescents Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: An Empirical Research Review. Child Adolesc Soc Work J 32, 93–107 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10560-014-0339-3

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Keywords

  • Protective factors
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Children
  • Adolescents