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
Child Maltreatment, Bullying, Gender-Based Harassment, and Adolescent Dating Violence: Making the Connections

Wolfe, David
Crooks, Claire C.
Chiodo, Debbie
Jaffe, Peter

2009 Journal article
Report of the Domestic Violence Prevention Committee

Domestic Violence Prevention Committee (DVPC)

2009 Report
Intimate partner violence and immigration laws in Canada: How far have we come?

Alaggia, Ramona
Regehr, Cheryl
Rishchynsk, Giselle

2009 Journal article
Men's and women's childhood sexual abuse and victimization in adult partner relationships: A study of risk factors

Daigneault, Isabelle
Hébert, Martine
McDuff, Pierre

2009 Journal article
Continuity and Pathways from Aggression in Childhood to Family Violence in Adulthood: A 30-year Longitudinal Study

Temcheff, Caroline E.
Serbin, Lisa A.
Martin-Storey, Alexa
Stack, Dale M.
Hodgins, Sheilagh
Ledingham, Jane
Schwartzman, Alex E.

2008 Journal article
The Canadian child welfare system response to exposure to domestic violence investigations

Black, Tara
Trocmé, Nico
Fallon, Barbara
MacLaurin, Bruce

2008 Journal article
From Evolving Discourses to New Practice Approaches in Domestic Violence and Child Protective Services

Friend, Colleen
Shlonsky, Aron
Lambert, Liz

2008 Journal article
Custody Disputes Involving Allegations of Domestic Violence: The Need for Differentiated Approaches to Parenting Plans

Jaffe, Peter
Johnston, Janet
Crooks, Claire
Bala, Nicholas

2008 Journal article
An Historical Perspective on Family Violence & Child Abuse

Bala, Nicholas

2008 Journal article
The feasibility of screening for intimate partner violence during postpartum home visits

Jack, Susan
Jamieson, Ellen
Wathen, Nadine C.
MacMillan, Harriet

2008 Journal article