Domestic Violence On Young Children In The British Psychological Society

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Literature Review V. Thornton (2014), published Understanding the emotional impact of domestic violence on young children in the British Psychological Society. There was a qualitative and quantitative study done. Twenty five to thirty percent of women experience domestic abuse (Council of Europe, 2002). Along with that, twelve percent of children under the age of eleven were exposed to domestic violence. “Children are not oblivious, yet very aware of what’s going on” (Thornton, 2014). Of 241 children in a home of domestic violence ninety two percent were in the same room or close to the room that the events were taking place. Children that have experienced the trauma of domestic violence have a hard time trying to put this experience …show more content…
Starting in the early eighties a quantitative study was used for mothers to fill out a questionnaire about the violence (Kitzmann, K.M., Gaylord, N.K., Holt, A.R. & Kenny, E.D. 2003). These studies brought them to the realization that there was a major negative effect on the child and how they function. Children in this kind of family had four times higher rate of having mental disorders than children not in domestic violence homes (Kitzmann, et al., 2003). There are also many more issues such as their IQ’s. I will speak of this more in the full research. The study also found some issues in their studies. The methodology focus on large samples does not collect the individual experience of the children. That being said it can’t give real insight of whether or not domestic violence can lead to latter problems. This also does not give the child’s perspective (Thornton, …show more content…
(2014) was a cross sectional study. The sample was taken from two different groups. One group was taken from an urban community and the other from a shelter home. It was a six month study. Again a short term study. They used 111 children from the shelter and 226 children from the community. The study estimated that sixty five percent of the shelter home and fifty one percent of the community would have anxiety issues. This proved to be true. To add even more they come to the realization that females were even more susceptible to develop anxiety (Khaoon, et al.,

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