Consequences of Exposure to Domestic Violence for Children: A Systematic Review of the Literature

  • Lelio Moura Lourenco Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
  • Makilim Nunes Baptista Universidade Sao Francisco
  • Luciana Xavier Senra Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
  • Almeida Adriana A. Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
  • Caroline Basilio Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
  • Fernanda Monteiro de Castro Bhona Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora

Abstract

The aim of this study was to carry out a systematic review of the literature on the consequences of exposure to domestic violence – DV for children. The period 2005-2011 was searched in Medline, Lilacs, Scielo, Web of Science, Dialnet, Redalyc, Google Scholar and PsycInfo, using the following descriptors: intimate partner violence , domestic violence , violence descriptors ( physical , sexual, psychological ), and child , exposure or witness . The author, country, methodology, journal and the consequences of exposure to DV were considered. 122 articles were selected. The United States and Brazil accounted for 78.7% of the publications, with children being the main victims (51.6%). The major impacts upon children´s health were posttraumatic stress and insecurity (75.8%).

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Published
2013-05-01
How to Cite
Lourenco, L., Baptista, M., Senra, L., Adriana A., A., Basilio, C., & Bhona, F. (2013). Consequences of Exposure to Domestic Violence for Children: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto), 23(55), 263-271. https://doi.org/10.1590/1982-43272355201314
Section
Systematic Literature Review