The Effects Of Child Abuse And Children 's Exposure On Domestic Violence

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Article 1: Sousa, C. (2011). Longitudinal Study on the Effects of Child Abuse and Children 's Exposure to Domestic Violence, Parent-Child Attachments, and Antisocial Behavior in Adolescence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26, p.111-136. 1. In this article one of the key research questions that the researchers are looking at would be what the long term effects on children’s behaviour and development due to exposure of violence in their household would be, specifically looking at determining whether this exposure will cause anti-social behaviour in later years. Another key question that the researchers are looking at is what the parent-child attachment in later years is after being exposed to this abuse/domestic violence. The last key question in this article is what the effect of both child abuse and children’s exposure to domestic violence is as opposed to the effects of just one or the other. 2. One key finding in this article is that the effects of child abuse is linked to later delinquency in youth. This delinquency in youth includes health risks and emotional problems such as dropping out of school, teen pregnancy, substance use and depression. Similarly the exposure to domestic violence will have the same effects with the development of youth into adolescence. Therefore, exposure to violence will increase antisocial behaviour in youth during adolescence. Another key finding in this article is that children who are doubly exposed to abuse and domestic violence will have a higher risk of their development being affected as they get into their adolescence than those who are only exposed to one or the other. This double exposure can cause youth delinquency. The last key finding in this article is that children who are expo... ... middle of paper ... ...hildren involved and article three discovers that there are differences in direct and indirect effects, suggesting that the direct effect of child abuse causes impaired intellectual functioning of a preschooler and the indirect effect of abuse, such as depression of the mother, effects a child’s intellectual functioning as well (Huth-Bocks, A., Levendosky, A., Semel, M. p. 269-290., & Lynette, M. R. pg. 177-186). Article four and five draw conclusions that the caretaker provides a big role in a child’s effect of family violence. However, article four concludes the biological side of domestic exposure. It shows that the growth and nutrition of a child will be damaged due to lack of care from the caregiver. On the other hand, article 5 concludes that the stress of a family will lead to either partner violence, or caregiver distress which will then lead to child abuse.
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