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Family Violence and Parent Psychopathology

Implications for Children’s Socioemotional Development and Resilience

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Family violence, which refers to child maltreatment and intimate partner violence, is a widespread problem in the United States. In 2002, the most recent year for which figures are available, 896,000 children were found to be victims of maltreatment, including physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, and neglect (U.S. Department of Health and Human Sciences, 2004). A recent survey found that approximately 1.5 million women and 834,700 men are victims of intimate partner violence annually (Tjaden & Thoennes, 1998). Many victims of partner violence live with children. A U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics special report found that between 1993 and 1998, the average number of victims of intimate partner violence who lived with children under the age of 12 was 459,590 (Rennison & Welchans, 2000).

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  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Antisocial Behavior
  • Partner Violence
  • Family Violence

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Jaffee, S.R. (2005). Family Violence and Parent Psychopathology. In: Goldstein, S., Brooks, R.B. (eds) Handbook of Resilience in Children. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/0-306-48572-9_10

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