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Children Exposed to Violence

Children’s exposure to violence typically refers to children who witness or are victimized by violence. This includes physical assault, peer victimization, sexual victimization, child abuse and maltreatment, as well as witnessing (seeing or hearing) in the home, school, or community.  Exposure to violence, particularly multiple exposures, can interfere with a child’s physical, emotional, and intellectual development.


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Family Context Is an Important Element in the Development of Teen Dating Violence and Should Be Considered in Prevention and Intervention, NIJ, April 2017

State Laws Related to Family Judges' and Custody Evaluators' Recommendations in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence: Final Summary Overview, NIJ-Sponsored, March 2017

Local Measures: The Need for Neighborhood-Level Data in Youth Violence Prevention Initiatives, OJJDP-Sponsored, January 2017

Healing, Justice, & Trust: A National Report on Outcomes for Children's Advocacy Centers, OJJDP-Sponsored, 2016

Model Programs Guide Literature Review: Gun Violence and Youth, OJJDP-Sponsored, December 2016

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Are resources available to help teens in abusive relationships?
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