Exposure to Domestic Violence

Each province and territory has unique legislation defining and describing responses to domestic violence. Some provinces and territories include exposure to domestic violence under the category of emotional maltreatment; while others specify that a child must witness domestic violence. A child who has been exposed to domestic violence may have witnessed violence between parents or caregivers, or been indirectly exposed by hearing the violence or seeing the after-effects such as bruising or other physical injuries.

Title Authors Year Type of Publication
A Profile of Intimate Partner Violence Investigations by Child Age in Ontario in 2013

Filippelli, Joanne
Kartusch, Mark
Black, Tara
Fallon, Barbara

2016 Information sheet
A prospective study of the impact of child maltreatment and friend support on psychological distress trajectory: From adolescence to emerging adulthood

Dion, Jacinthe
Matte-Gagné, Célia
Daigneault, Isabelle
Blackburn, Marie-Eve
Hébert, Martine
McDuff, Pierre
Auclair, Julie
Veillette, Suzanne
Perron, Michel

2016 Journal article
Expression of re-experiencing symptoms in the therapeutic context: a mixed-method analysis of young children exposed to intimate partner violence

Miller-Graff, Laura E.
Galano, Maria
Graham-Bermann, Sandra A.

2016 Journal article
Does differential response make a difference: Examining domestic violence cases in child protection services

Alaggia, Ramona
Gadalla, Tahany M.
Shlonsky, Aron
Jenney, Angelique
Daciuk, Joanne

2015 Journal article
Examining the response to different types of exposure to intimate partner violence

Nikolova, Kristina
Baird, Stephanie
Tarshis, Sarah
Black, Tara
Fallon, Barbara

2015 Journal article
An Epidemiological Study of Children Exposure to Violence in the Fragile Families Study
McLanahan, Sarah
Bryant-Davis, Thema 
Holcombe, Caroline 
James, Sarah 
Adams, Tyonna 
Gray, Anthea 
2014 Report
Research Brief: Resilience, Mental Health and Family Violence

MacMillan, Harriet L.
Wathen, C. Nadine

2014 Report
Research Brief: Identifying and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence Against Women

MacMillan, Harriet L.
Wathen, C. Nadine

2014 Report
Dating violence among child welfare involved youth: Results from the Maltreatment and Adolescent Pathway (MAP) longitudinal study

Tanaka, Masako
Wekerle, Christine

2014 Journal article
Responding to intimate partner violence: Child welfare policies and practices

Nikolova, Kristina
Fallon, Barbara
Black, Tara
Allan, Kate

2014 Journal article