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 of Publication
Journal article
Difficult but close relationships: Children’s perspectives on relationships with their mothers in the context of domestic violence

Lapierre, Simon
Côté, Isabelle
Lambert, Amélie
Buetti, David
Lavergne, Chantal
Damant, Dominique
Couturier, Vanessa

17-Year-Old Donovan: An Investigative Review

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta

Three Young Children: 5-Year-Old Sarah, 2-Year-Old Anthony, 1-Year-Old Mikwan: An Investigative Review

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta

Information Sheet
A Profile of Intimate Partner Violence Investigations by Child Age in Ontario in 2013

Filippelli, Joanne
Kartusch, Mark
Black, Tara
Fallon, Barbara

Journal article
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

Journal article
Abused women and the threat of parental alienation: Shelter workers' perspectives

Lapierre, Simon
Côté, Isabelle

Journal article
Childhood maltreatment as a risk factor for COPD: Findings from a population-based survey of Canadian adults
Shields, Margot E
Hovdestad, Wendy E
Gilbert, Charles P
Tonmyr, Lil E
Journal article
Expression of re-experiencing symptoms in the therapeutic context: a mixed-method analysis of young children exposed to intimate partner violence

Miller-Graff, Laura E.
Galano, Maria
Graham-Bermann, Sandra A.

Research Brief: Identifying and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence Against Women

Wathen, C. Nadine
MacMillan, Harriet L.
MacGregor, Jennifer

Journal article
The lie is that it’s not going to get better”: Narratives of resilience from childhood exposure to Intimate Partner Violence
Jenney, Angelique
Alaggia, Ramona
Niepage, Mark