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.

Titlesort icon Authors Year Type of Publication
15-YEAR-OLD LEVI: An Investigative Review

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta

2017 Report
A profile of exposure to intimate partner violence investigations in the Canadian child welfare system: An examination using the 2008 Canadian Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (CIS-2008)

Lefebvre, Rachael
Van Wert, Melissa 
Black, Tara
Fallon, Barbara
Trocmé, Nico 

2013 Journal article
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
Addressing the Effects of Child Maltreatment through the Lens of Domestic Violence

Lawson, Ann
Gardiner, Susan
MacLaurin, Bruce
Johansson, Bjorn

2006 Other
Addressing the effects of child maltreatment through the lens of domestic violence

Lawson, Ann
Gardiner, Susan
Johansson, Bjorn
MacLaurin, Bruce
Giray, Elif
Crockford, Tina

2006 Other
Advanced Family Violence Training for Child Intervention Staff: A Review of the Literature

Snyder, Lynda
Babins-Wagner, Robbie

2012 Report
Advanced Family Violence Training for Child Intervention Staff: An Environmental Scan

Snyder, Lynda
Babins-Wagner, Robbie

2012 Report
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
An Historical Perspective on Family Violence & Child Abuse

Bala, Nicholas

2008 Journal article