Family Violence and Children’s Behavior Problems: Independent Contributions of Intimate Partner and Child-Directed Physical Aggression

Published on Oct 1, 2014in Journal of Family Violence1.03
· DOI :10.1007/s10896-014-9628-z
Hanna C. Gustafsson10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Columbia University),
Melissa A. Barnett15
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 2 AuthorsMartha J. Cox49
Estimated H-index: 49
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Using data from a diverse sample of 581 families living in predominantly low-income, rural communities, the current study sought to investigate the longitudinal associations among father-perpetrated intimate partner violence (IPV) and child-directed physical aggression perpetrated by the mother. The unique contributions of each of these types of family violence on children’s behavioral problems at school entry were also examined. Results confirm bidirectional associations between father-perpetrated IPV and maternal physical aggression directed toward the child, and indicate that both types of physical aggression contribute to child behavior problems at school entry.
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Published on Oct 1, 2010in Children and Youth Services Review1.68
Chien-Chung Huang17
Estimated H-index: 17
(RU: Rutgers University),
Lih-Rong Wang7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NTU: National Taiwan University),
Corinne Warrener6
Estimated H-index: 6
(RU: Rutgers University)
Using the first four waves of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, this article examined the effects of mothers who experienced domestic violence at Year 1 on the externalizing and internalizing behavior problems of children at Year 5 and investigated whether maternal mental health and parenting at Year 3 mediated those effects. Findings from structural equation modeling showed partial support for the hypothesized mediation effects. Consistent with the spillover hypothesis, domestic v...
Published on Jun 18, 2010in Journal of Marriage and Family2.58
Kristin L. Anderson18
Estimated H-index: 18
(WWU: Western Washington University)
Research on conflict, power, and violence in families in the 2000s developed a promising focus on the interconnections between types of violence and between the experience of violence and locations in larger structures of power and inequality. I examine research on poly-victimization, typologies of violence, dyadic research, and links between violence and inequalities of gender, race, class, and sexual orientation. Additionally, this review evaluates research on the connections between violence ...
Published on Jan 4, 2010
E. Mark Cummings65
Estimated H-index: 65
Patrick T. Davies17
Estimated H-index: 17
Part I: New Directions in the Study of Children and Marital Conflict. Marital Conflict and Risky Families. The Emergence of Process-oriented Approaches: Emotional Security Theory. Part II: Child Effects of Exposure to Marital Conflict. Identifying Constructive and Destructive Marital Conflict. Testing Process-oriented Models of the Direct Effects of Exposure to Marital Conflict. Part III: Contextualizing Marital Conflict. The Role of Parenting in the Context of Marital Conflict: Indirect Pathway...
Published on Sep 1, 2009in Child Development5.02
Lisa J. Berlin19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Duke University),
Jean M. Ispa18
Estimated H-index: 18
(MU: University of Missouri)
+ 5 AuthorsYu Bai1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
This study examined the prevalence, predictors, and outcomes of spanking and verbal punishment in 2,573 low-income White, African American, and Mexican American toddlers at ages 1, 2, and 3. Both spanking and verbal punishment varied by maternal race/ethnicity. Child fussiness at age 1 predicted spanking and verbal punishment at all 3 ages. Cross-lagged path analyses indicated that spanking (but not verbal punishment) at age 1 predicted child aggressive behavior problems at age 2 and lower Bayle...
Published on Aug 1, 2008in Child Abuse & Neglect2.85
Stephanie Holt7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Trinity College, Dublin),
Helen Buckley10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Trinity College, Dublin),
Sadhbh Whelan5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Trinity College, Dublin)
Abstract Objective This article reviews the literature concerning the impact of exposure to domestic violence on the health and developmental well-being of children and young people. Impact is explored across four separate yet inter-related domains (domestic violence exposure and child abuse; impact on parental capacity; impact on child and adolescent development; and exposure to additional adversities), with potential outcomes and key messages concerning best practice responses to children's ne...
Published on Apr 1, 2008in Violence & Victims0.98
Ernest N. Jouriles28
Estimated H-index: 28
(SMU: Southern Methodist University),
Renee McDonald31
Estimated H-index: 31
(SMU: Southern Methodist University)
+ 2 AuthorsEdward F. Garrido12
Estimated H-index: 12
(SMU: Southern Methodist University)
This article addresses the following questions: (a) How common is child abuse among domestically violent families? (b) Are there specific patterns of child abuse among domestically violent families? (c) What may explain occurrences of child abuse in domestically violent families? (d) How might domestic violence affect treatment for child abuse? We review research on child abuse in the context of domestic violence. We discuss implications of this research for service-delivery programs for domesti...
Published on Feb 13, 2008in Parenting: Science and Practice1.24
Margaret Burchinal79
Estimated H-index: 79
(UCI: University of California, Irvine),
Lynne Vernon-Feagans27
Estimated H-index: 27
(UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),
Martha J. Cox49
Estimated H-index: 49
SYNOPSIS Objective. The extent to which the severity of exposure to social risk is related to parenting and cognitive development in the first 15 months of an infant's life was studied in a representative diverse sample of families in two rural poor regions in the United States. Design. One thousand two hundred ninety-two families were followed for the first 15 months of the infant's life. Results. Evidence supported a pathway from risk severity through maternal sensitivity and warmth, language ...
Published on Aug 7, 2007in Journal of Family Violence1.03
John W. Fantuzzo51
Estimated H-index: 51
(UPenn: University of Pennsylvania),
Rachel A. Fusco11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Pittsburgh)
Police officers served as public health sentinels to collect data on children exposed to domestic violence across an entire municipality for 1 year. This study extended research by investigating a typology of domestic violence crimes and children’s direct sensory exposure to these types. Police officers used a standard, validated protocol to collect data on all substantiated domestic violence. Findings revealed that almost half of all events had children present, and 81% of these children were d...
Published on Jan 1, 2007in European Psychologist2.17
Alytia A. Levendosky36
Estimated H-index: 36
G. Anne Bogat31
Estimated H-index: 31
Alexander von Eye47
Estimated H-index: 47
(MSU: Michigan State University)
This article provides an overview to the Special Section in this issue on intimate partner violence (IPV) and children. The argument is made that the field needs to pay more attention to issues of theory, definitions, and methodology. The contributors to the Special Section each make a unique contribution to one of these topics. Their articles document that increased focus on definition and theory, methodologies involving laboratory studies, data collection at multiple time-points, person-orient...
Published on Jan 1, 2007in European Psychologist2.17
Lauren Knickerbocker2
Estimated H-index: 2
(SBU: Stony Brook University),
Richard E. Heyman35
Estimated H-index: 35
+ 2 AuthorsRenee McDonald31
Estimated H-index: 31
(SMU: Southern Methodist University)
This paper addresses issues in the literature regarding the co-occurrence of partner and child physical maltreatment in the United States and in Europe. Design issues including operationalizations, representativeness of samples, data collection methods, and reference periods are discussed in the context of prevalence studies. Next, possible explanations for the pervasiveness of co-occurring maltreatment are explored with an emphasis on theoretical models and mechanisms of co-occurrence. Finally,...
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Published on Feb 7, 2019in Prevention Science2.85
J. Mark Eddy1
Estimated H-index: 1
(NYU: New York University),
Joann Wu Shortt21
Estimated H-index: 21
+ 5 AuthorsJean Baldwin Grossman22
Estimated H-index: 22
(Princeton University)
An independent, randomized controlled trial of the community-developed, multiple-component Relief Nursery prevention program was conducted with families with young children considered “at risk” for child abuse and neglect. This established program, currently operating at multiple sites in the state of Oregon, comprises an integrated package of prevention services to children and families, including early childhood education, home visiting, and parent education and support, as well as other inter...
Published on Jun 1, 2018in Child Abuse & Neglect2.85
Antonia E. Chiesa2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Colorado Denver),
Leigh Kallechey1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Colorado Denver)
+ 4 AuthorsSabine Ann Maguire27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Cardiff University)
Abstract Early studies examining parenting in the setting of intimate partner violence (IPV) often focus on abuse by the IPV perpetrator or effects of long term exposure. This review addresses how intimate partner violence impacts victim parenting. Seven databases were searched for the time period 1970–2015. Included were comparative studies involving children 11 years or younger. Quality ranking was based on: confirmation of victim status, consideration of co-perpetration, heterogeneity of the ...
Published on Jan 1, 2018in Children and Youth Services Review1.68
Kristin J. Perry2
Estimated H-index: 2
(SUNY: State University of New York System),
Joseph M. Price19
Estimated H-index: 19
(SDSU: San Diego State University)
This study contributes to current research on the behavior problems of children in foster care by analyzing a more comprehensive set of concurrent child history and contextual predictors. Kinship home status and sibling status (i.e., whether the sibling is a biological sibling to the foster child) were evaluated as moderators of significant associations. Data were collected at the baseline of a foster parent training intervention program prior to any intervention services using parent phone inte...
Published on Jul 1, 2016in Journal of Family Violence1.03
Loretta Secco5
Estimated H-index: 5
(UNB: University of New Brunswick),
Nicole Letourneau26
Estimated H-index: 26
(U of C: University of Calgary),
Erin Collins1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UNB: University of New Brunswick)
A qualitative secondary analysis explored stories of mothers (n = 49) who left violent relationships (VRs) through a lens of maternal identity. Constant comparative method identified a theory of Awakened Maternal Identity (AMI) and Leaving VR for the Infant/Children. Mothers described how the VR diminished their maternal identity (DMI). Partners controlled the VR though unrealistic infant care expectations, criticisms of infant care, harsh parenting, and control over mothering decisions. DMI low...
Published on Apr 1, 2016
Disagreements over mundane, and sometimes more serious, issues represent an integral aspect of day-to-day mother-child interactions that have important implications for children's development. Investigating mother-child conflict in at-risk families is especially important given the increased probability of psychosocial problems. The present dissertation was designed to examine how mothers and preadolescent children manage and resolve conflicts, including associations with problem-solving, matern...
Published on Jan 1, 2016in Psychological Assessment3.47
Jennifer McIntosh17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Deakin University),
Yvonne Wells20
Estimated H-index: 20
(La Trobe University),
Jamie Lee1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Relationships Australia)
When former spouses experience distress and dispute following separation, risks to well-being and to safety are heightened for all family members. Reliable family-wide risk screening is essential. The Family Law DOORS (Detection of Overall Risk Screen) is a 3-part screening framework to assist identification, evaluation, and response to safety and well-being risks in separated families. Uniquely, the Family Law DOORS screens for victimization and perpetration risks and appraises infant and child...
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