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
Mothers and infants exposed to intimate partner violence compensate

Letourneau, Nicole
Young Morris, Catherine
Secco, Loretta
Stewart, Miriam
Hughes, Jean
Crichley, Kim

2013 Journal article
Working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Families who have Experienced Family Violence: A Practice Guide for Child Welfare Professionals

Steering Committe
Native Child & Family Services: Charlene Avalos
Chiefs of Ontario: Lillian Baibomcowai-Dell
Ottawa Inuit Children Centre: Karen Baker Anderson
Native Women’s Centre of Hamilton: Linda Ense
Métis Nation of Ontario: Shelley Gonneville
Ontario Native Women’s Association: Betty Kennedy
Weechi-it-te-win Family Services: Leona McGinnis
Tikinagan Child & Family Services: Thelma Morris
Ontario Native Women’s Association: Kathy Sky
Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres: Terry Swan

Writer
Catalyst Research and Communications: Joan Riggs

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

Snyder, Lynda
Babins-Wagner, Robbie

2012 Report
Advanced Family Violence Training for Child Intervention Staff: A Review of the Literature

Snyder, Lynda
Babins-Wagner, Robbie

2012 Report
Family Violence Risk Assessment and Safety Planning by Child Intervention Staff: An Environmental Scan

Snyder, Lynda
Babins-Wagner, Robbie

2012 Report
Risky business: An ecological analysis of intimate partner violence disclosure

Alaggia, Ramona
Regehr, Cheryl
Jenney, Angelique

2012 Journal article
Children's best interests and intimate partner violence in the Canadian family law and child protection systems

Hughes, Judy
Chau, Shirley

2012 Journal article
Patterns of adjustment among siblings exposed to intimate partner violence

Piotrowski, Caroline C.

2011 Journal article
Emotional trauma in infancy

Wotherspoon, Evelyn
Hawkins, Erinn
Gough, Pamela

2009 Information sheet
The Police Reporting Behavior of Intimate Partner Violence Victims

Akers, Caroline
Kaukinen, Catherine

2009 Journal article