Child Welfare

NCTSN Policy Brief: Intimate Partner Violence and Child Trauma

January 19, 2018 | Emily Taylor

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has published a policy brief on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and its impact on children. The brief summarizes research on the subject, including a study published in 2011 that showed one in 15 children reported witnessing violence in the home between parents in the last year. The brief also details the negative short and long term impact this exposure can have on children, and outlines recommendations for policy makers on supporting early intervention programs.

Read the policy brief»