03. Childhood exposure to violence (witnessing and/or experiencing)


Carlson, J., Voith, L., Brown, J. C., & Holmes, M. (2019). Viewing Children’s Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence Through a Developmental, Social-Ecological, and Survivor Lens: The Current State of the Field, Challenges, and Future Directions. Violence Against Women, 25(1), 6-28.

Evans, S. E., Davies, C., & DiLillo, D. (2008). Exposure to domestic violence: A meta-analysis of child and adolescent outcomes. Aggression and violent behavior, 13(2), 131-140.

Fang, X., and P.S. Corso. (2008). Gender Differences in the Connections Between Violence Experienced as a Child and Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence in Young Adulthood. Journal of Family Violence, 23(5): 303-313.

Gil-Gonzalez, D., Vives-Cases, C., Ruiz, M. T., Carrasco-Portino, M., & Alvarez-Dardet, C. (2008). Childhood experiences of violence in perpetrators as a risk factor of intimate partner violence: a systematic review. Journal of Public Health, 30(1), 14-22.

Haselschwerdt, M. L., Savasuk-Luxton, R., & Hlavaty, K. (2019). A methodological review and critique of the “intergenerational transmission of violence” literature. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 20(2), 168-182.

Holt, S., Buckley, H., & Whelan, S. (2008). The Impact of Exposure to Domestic Violence on Children and Young People: A review of the literature. Child Abuse & Neglect, 32(8), 797-810.

Lazenbatt, A. (2012). Children experiencing domestic violence: a research review. Children & Society, vol. 26, no. 6, pp. 485-486.

Li, S., Zhao, F., & Yu, G. (2020). A meta-analysis of childhood maltreatment and intimate partner violence perpetration. Aggression and violent behavior, 50, 101362. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avb.2019.101362

Noll, J.G. (2005). Does Childhood Sexual Abuse Set in Motion a Cycle of Violence Against Women? What We Know and What We Need to Learn. J Interpers Violence, Apr.; 20(4): 455-462.

Stith, S. M., Rosen, K. H., Middleton, K. A., Busch, A. L., Lundeberg, K., & Carlton, R. P. (2000). The Intergenerational Transmission of Spouse Abuse: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Marriage and Family, 62(3), 640-654.

Taylor, A. (2019). Impact of the experience of domestic and family violence on children: What does the literature have to say? Mackay, QLD: Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research.


Further works

Benevolent Society. (2012). Research snapshot: The impact of domestic violence on children: a literature review. Benevolent Society, Sydney with Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse and Centre for Gender Related Violence Studies.

Brookmeyer, K. A., Henrich, C. C., Cohen, G., & Shahar, G. (2011). Israeli adolescents exposed to community and terror violence: The protective role of social support. Journal of Early Adolescence, 31, 577-603.doi:10.1177/0272431610366247.

Calvete, E., Fernández-González, L., Orue, I., & Little, T. D. (2018). Exposure to family violence and dating violence perpetration in adolescents: Potential cognitive and emotional mechanisms. Psychology of Violence, 8(1), 67-75. doi:10.1037/vio0000076

Campo, M., Kaspiew, R., Moore, S. & Tayton, S. (2014). Children Affected by Domestic and Family Violence: A review of domestic and family violence prevention, early intervention and response services. Ashfield: Australian Institute of Family Studies.Campo, M., Kaspiew, R., Moore, S. & Tayton, S. (2014). Children affected by domestic and family violence: a review of domestic and family violence prevention, early intervention and response services. Ashfield: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Campo, Monica. (2015). Children’s exposure to domestic and family violence: key issues and responses. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Cubellis, M.A., Peterson, B.E., Henninger, A.M., & Lee, D. (2016). Childhood sexual abuse and antisocial traits and behaviors: A gendered examination of the factors associated with perpetration of intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, [ahead-of-print]. DOI: 10.1177/0886260516633692

Devries, K., Grundlingh, H., & Knight, L. (2016). Cycles of violence in gendered social contexts: Why does child maltreatment lead to increased risk of intimate partner violence in adulthood? In J. Gideon (Ed.), Handbook on gender and health. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Easteal, Patricia, and Dimian Grey (2013). Risk of harm to children from exposure to family violence: Looking at how it is understood and considered by the judiciary. Australian Journal of Family Law, 27: 59-77.

Etherington, N., & Baker, L. (2018). From “Buzzword” to Best Practice: Applying Intersectionality to Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 19(1), 58-75.

Etherington, N.A., & Baker, L.L. (2016). The link between boys’ victimization and adult perpetration of intimate partner violence: Opportunities for prevention across the life course. London, Canada: Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women and Children.

Fagan, A. (2005). The Relationship Between Adolescent Physical Abuse and Criminal Offending: Support for an Enduring and Generalized Cycle of Violence. Journal of Family Violence, 20(5): 279-290.

Georgsson, A., K. Almqvist, and A.G. Broberg. (2011). Naming the unmentionable: how children exposed to intimate partner violence articulate their experiences. Journal of Family Violence, vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 117-129.

Howard, K. A. S., Budge, S. L., & McKay, K. M. (2010). Youth exposed to violence: The role of protective factors. Journal of Community Psychology, 38, 63-79. doi:10.1002/jcop.20352

Huesmann, Rowell, et al. (2003). Longitudinal Relations Between Children’s Exposure to Violence and Their Aggressive and Violent Behavior in Young Adulthood: 1977-1992. Developmental Psychology. Vol. 39: 2, pp. 201-21.

Juan, S.-C., Washington, H.M., & Kurlychek, M.C. (2017).  Breaking the intergenerational cycle: Partner violence, child–parent attachment, and children’s aggressive behaviors.  Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. DOI:10.1177/0886260517692996

Lichter, E.L., and L.A. McCloskey. (2004). The effects of childhood exposure to marital violence on adolescent gender-role beliefs and dating violence. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28(4): 344-357.

Lussier, P., Farrington, D. P., & Moffitt, T. E. (2009). Is the antisocial child father of the abusive man? A 40year prospective longitudinal study on the developmental antecedents of intimate partner violence. Criminology, 47(3), 741-780.

Luster, T., S. A. Small and R. Lower (2002). The Correlates of Abuse and Witnessing Abuse Among Adolescents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17(12): 1323-1340.

Manchikanti, Gómez A. (2011). Testing the Cycle of Violence Hypothesis: Child Abuse and Adolescent Dating Violence as Predictors of Intimate Partner Violence in Young Adulthood. Youth Soc.; 43(1): 171-192.

Maxwell, C.D., and S.R. Maxwell. (2003). Experiencing and Witnessing Familial Aggression and their Relationship to Physically Aggressive Behaviors among Filipino Adolescents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18(12): 1432-1451.

McCloskey, Laura Ann, and Erika L. Lichter. (2003). The Contribution of Marital Violence to Adolescent Aggression Across Different Relationships. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18(4): 390-412.

McFarlane, J., Fredland, N.M., Symes, L., Zhou, W., Jouriles, E.N., Dutton, M.A., & Greeley, C.S. (2017).The intergenerational impact of intimate partner violence against mothers on child functioning over four years. Journal of Family Violence. Advance online publication. DOI:10.1007/s10896-017-9913-8

Montgomery, E., Just-Østergaard, E., & Jervelund, S. S. (2019). Transmitting trauma: a systematic review of the risk of child abuse perpetrated by parents exposed to traumatic events. International Journal of Public Health, 64(2), 241-251.Nikolova, K., Baird, S.L., Tarshis, S., Black, T., & Fallon, B. (2015). Examining the response to different types of exposure to intimate partner violence. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 3(1): 72-87.

Saint-Eloi Cadely, H., Mrug, S., & Windle, M. (2019). Comparisons of Types of Exposure to Violence Within and Across Contexts in Predicting the Perpetration of Dating Aggression.Sessarego, S. N., Siller, L., & Edwards, K. M. (2019). Patterns of violence victimization and perpetration among adolescents using latent class analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0886260519862272.

Skybo, Theresa. (2005). Witnessing Violence: Biopsychosocial Impact on Children. Pediatric Nursing. Pitman: Jul/Aug 2005. Vol. 31, Iss. 4.

van Rosmalen-Nooijens, K. A. W. L., Lahaije, F. A. H., Lo Fo Wong, S. H., Prins, J. B., & Lagro-Janssen, A. L. M. (2017). Does witnessing family violence influence sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and young adults? A systematic review. Psychology of Violence, 7(3), 343-374. doi:10.1037/vio0000113

Westrupp, E.M., Rose, N., Nicholson, J.M., & Brown, S.J. (2015). Exposure to inter-parental conflict across 10 years of childhood: Data from the longitudinal study of Australian children. Maternal and Child Health Journal.  DOI:10.1007/s10995-015-1704-3.

Whitfield, C. L., Anda, R. F., Dube, S. R., & Felitti, V. J. (2003). Violent childhood experiences and the risk of intimate partner violence in adults: Assessment in a large health maintenance organization. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18(2), 166-185.