Domestic Violence Children

Posttraumatic Stress in Children Exposed to Family Violence -- Among the children reporting a traumatic event, 24.6% met the criteria for PTSD. The precipitating event for PTSD was death or illness of someone close to the child. Family violence, violent crime, but not accidents also resulted in PTSD. Children with PTSD display phobias and separation anxiety. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Studies suggest that 30% - 60% of families where women are being beaten, their children are victims of abuse by the same perpetrator. Research suggests children who witness domestic violence, but are not physically abused, suffer social and mental health problems as a result. Now is the time for child protection, family preservation, and private child welfare programs to address this issue.

Children's Problems Associated with Witnessing Violence

Parents who can't stop fighting and the toll it takes on their children.

Child Custody and Visitation Decisions in Domestic Violence Cases: Legal Trends, Research Findings, and Recommendations According to the model state statute of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the child should reside with the nonviolent parent and that parent may choose the location of the residence, including another state.

International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect -- A resource for information on child abuse, neglect and child welfare.

Child welfare statistics, customized tables and graphs providing information to understand the data. NDAS

Safeguarding Our Children - United Mothers -- A resource to those wounded by childhood abuse.

Facts for Families -- Information to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders affecting 7 - 12 million children and teens in the US. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Children With Disabilities -- Advocacy, education, employment, health, housing, recreation, technical assistance, and transportation covering developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities.

Shaken Baby Website -- Provides Support for SBS victim families (Including adoptive and foster parents), advocate for justice for SBS victims, and increase SBS awareness.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence -- Dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children. Committed to the elimination of violence in the lives of battered women and their children.

Alliance for Non-Custodial Parents Rights -- ANCPR is dedicated to promoting and protecting the civil rights of non-custodial parents NCP's.

When Love Hurts: A Guide for Girls on Love, Respect and Abuse in Relationships -- Information for girls on abuse in relationships
 

Child Welfare League of America -- The nation's oldest and largest organization promoting the well-being of children, families, and protection from harm.

Family law deals with the creation, maintenance, and dissolution of relationships between individuals that are created by genetic relationship, marriage, and other legally recognized ways of forming a family.

Family Violence Prevention Project -- Works to end domestic violence, to help women and children's lives devastated by abuse.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence -- Every Home A Safe Home - Provides a national network for state coalitions and local programs serving battered women and their children through public policy, technical assistance, community awareness, information, referrals, and publications.

Are Women as Violent as Men? -- The Journal of Pediatrics published the results of covertly videotaping 39 parents suspected of deliberately bringing their children to the brink of death. In 30 cases, they were observed suffocating their children; in 2 they attempted to poison a child; one deliberately broke her 3-month-old daughter's arm. salon

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-being 1999

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