Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence 2016

Children's safety and well-being are integrally linked with the safety of teh mother. Children can be exposed to their mother's abuse in many ways, including when they see their mother assaulted and demeaned, hear loud conflict and violence or see the aftermath (e.g. injuries). Children might also be used by an abusive partner to perpetuate abuse, for example, threatening violence against the children, talking inappropriately to children about their mother's behaviour and holding the children hostage or abducting them. Two-thirds of women admitted to women's shelters in Alberta are accompanied by children (estimated 5,000 per year) and almost half of these pre-schoolers.

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Supporting Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

2016 09 30_KWS_ChildrensBrief.pdf
2016-10-11 09:26:44ACWS