This article employs a developmental risk and resilience framework to examine the impact of exposure to intimate partner violence on young children, particularly those facing economic hardship. In doing so, it reviews and weaves together two separate literatures, one on emotional and behavioral development in high-risk settings and the other on children exposed to adult domestic violence. The article ends by pointing to the need for further research and the promise that early interventions hold for helping children who are exposed to intimate partner violence and living in poverty.
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- FAMILY violence
- CHILD abuse
- VICTIMS of family violence
- HOME environment
- INTIMATE partner violence
- FAMILY conflict
- RESILIENCE (Personality trait)
- RESILIENCE (Personality trait) in children
- INTERVENTION (Social services)
- Developmental tasks
- Intimate partner violence
- Risk factors
- Young children