Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence in Military Families

  • Amy M. Smith SlepEmail author
  • Richard E. Heyman
Part of the Risk and Resilience in Military and Veteran Families book series (RRMV)


How do military and civilian families compare with respect to maltreatment? This question has always been of interest, but interest has peaked in the context of the recent wars. This chapter reviews the literatures on (1) prevalence of different forms of maltreatment among military families and comparing military and civilian families, (2) risk factors for maltreatment among military and civilian families, (3) the effects of deployment on maltreatment among military families, and (4) noteworthy program and prevention efforts within the United States military. Implications for military and civilian communities are discussed.


Intimate Partner Violence Child Maltreatment Child Physical Abuse Physical Intimate Partner Violence Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Family Translational Research Group, Department of Cariology and Comprehensive CareNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Family Translational Research Group, Cariology and Comprehensive CareNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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