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
Double Jeopardy: Risk Assessment in the Context of Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence

Shlonsky, Aron
Friend, Colleen

2007 Journal article
Child Maltreatment and Domestic Violence Editorial: Current State of Knowledge and Emerging Strategies for Policy and Practice

Shlonsky, Aron
Friend, Colleen

2007 Journal article
Mothering Under Difficult Circumstances: Challenges to working with battered women

Krane, Julia
Davies, Linda

2007 Journal article
In Whose Best Interest? A Canadian Case Study of the Impact of Child Welfare Policies in Cases of Domestic Violence

Alaggia, Ramona
Jenney, Angelique
Mazzuca, Josephine
Redmond, Melissa

2007 Journal article
Awareness and Detection of the Co-Occurrence of Interparental Violence and Child Abuse: Child Welfare Worker's Perspective

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

2006 Journal article
Gender differences in perceptions of domestic violence

Chamberland, Claire
Léveillé, Sophie
Baraldi, Rosanna

2006 Information sheet
The Canadian child welfare system response to exposure to domestic violence investigations

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

2006 Information sheet
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
Conditions for Resolving Controversies Between Social Actors in Domestic Violence and Youth Protection Services: Toward Innovative Collaborative Practices

Lessard, Geneviève
Lavergne, Chantal
Chamberland, Claire
Damant, Dominique
Turcotte, Daniel

2006 Journal article