Children exposed to intimate partner violence and the reported effects of psychosocial interventions

Author(s)  Grip, Karin K., Kyerstin Almqvist, Ulf Axberg and Anders G. Broberg 
Title Children exposed to intimate partner violence and the reported effects of psychosocial interventions
Source Violence and Victims,August 2013, Vol. 28, No 4, pp 635-655
Date 2013
Document type Journal article
Coverage Sweden
Summary For this study, 62 children and 53 mothers who had been exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) were evaluated following intervention using a repeated measures design. Seventy per cent of the sample received group support and 30% of the children received individual support. A number of recommendations for service delivery were identified. It was recommended that treatment settings for children exposed to IPV develop screening procedures for trauma symptoms. A second recommendation was the need to evaluate programs in Sweden and importing and testing programs that have been evaluated in other countries. It was found that improvement in the mental health of the mothers was vital for improvement in the mental health of children and it was recommended that treatment was provided to mothers in parallel to treatment for children exposed to violence.
Keywords Intimate partner violence; IPV: outcome research; children; group therapy
Topic Psychological effects and treatment ; children