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 Welfare Workers' Practice in Cases Involving Domestic Violence

Bourassa, Chantal
Lavergne, Chantal
Damant, Dominique
Lessard, Geneviève
Turcotte, Pierre

2008 Journal article
Cumulative stress and substantiated maltreatment: The importance of caregiver vulnerability and adult partner violence

Wekerle, Christine
Wall, Anne-Marie
Leung, Eman
Trocmé, Nico

2007 Journal article
Co-Occurrence of Interparental Violence and Child Physical Abuse and its Effect on the Adolescent's Behavior

Bourassa, Chantal

2007 Journal article
Establishing a relationship between behavior and cognition: Violence against women and children within the family

Chamberland, Claire
Fortin, Andrée
Laporte, Lise

2007 Journal article
Factors associated with co-occurrence of spousal and parental violence: Quebec population study

Lévesque, Sylvie
Clément, Marie-Ève
Chamberland, Claire

2007 Journal article
Do good intentions beget good policy? A review of child protection policies to address intimate partner violence

Nixon, Kendra
Tutty, Leslie M.
Weaver-Dunlop, Gillian
Walsh, Christine A.

2007 Journal article
Dix années de recherche à l'IRDS pour contrer les méfaits de la violence chez les jeunes des Centres jeunesse

Bigras, Marc

2007 Journal article
Violence conjugale et mauvais traitements envers les enfants: phénomènes reliés mais envisagés dans des paradigmes distincts

Lavergne, Chantal

2007 Journal article
Spousal Violence and Child-Related Cases: Challenging Cases Requiring Differentiated Responses

Bala, Nicholas
Jaffe, Peter
Crooks, Claire

2007 Journal article
From Culture Clash to New Possibilities: A Harm Reduction Approach to Family Violence and Child Protection Services

Shlonsky, Aron
Friend, Colleen
Lambert, Liz

2007 Journal article