The Competency of Children to Testify: Psychological Research Informing Canadian Law Reform
Bala, Nicholas; Lee, Kang; Lindsay, R.C.L.; Talwar, Victoria.   International Journal of Children's Rights 2010; Journal article; Keywords: children; family violence; witness; court

Intimate partner violence: What are the impacts on children?
Bedi, Gillinder and Goddard, Chris; Australian Psychologists , March 2007, Vol 1, Issue 42, pp 66-77; Journal article; Keywords: Domestic violence; IPV; Intimate partner violence; secondary victims; child abuse.      

Ethical and legal considerations for treatment of alleged victims: when does it become witness tampering?
Branaman, Tim F. and Micahel C. Gottlieb; Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 2013, Vol. 44, No. 5, p299-306; Journal article; Keywords: Child victims; sexual assault; testimony; child witnesses; treatment; forensic; child therapy; pre-trial therapy

Children and domestic violence: a system of safety in clinical practice
Cooley, Belinda & Craig Frazer; Australian Social Work , December 2006, Vol. 59,No. 4, pp 462-473; Journal article; Keywords: Domestic violence; framework; model; safety; support.

Profiles of personal resiliency in youth who have experienced physical or sexual abuse
Deblinger, Esther, Runyon, Melissa K. and Robert A. Steer, Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment; published online 2 April 2014; pp. 1-9; Journal article; Keywords: Child abuse; resiliency; RSCA; cluster analysis

Girls and boys as victims: social workers’ approaches to children exposed to violence
Eriksson, Maria; Child Abuse Review , 2009, Vol. 18, pp 428-445; Journal article; Sweden; Keywords: Domestic violence; children; social workers; victims rights

The justice system for juvenile victims: A comprehensive model of case flow
Finkelhor, David, Cros, Theodore P., and Elsie N. Cantor; Trauma Violence Abuse 2005 6: 83; Journal article; Keywords: Juvenile victims; model; justice system; information exchange

Supporting child victims of sexual abuse: Implementation of a trauma narrative family intervention
Foster, Jennifer M.; The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, May 2014,Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 332-338; Journal article; Keywords: child sexual abuse; trauma narrative; family counselling; nonoffending parents      

Parental sexual offending: Managing risk through diversion 

Goodman-Delahunty, Jane & Kate O'Brien; Australian Institute of Criminology; trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, No. 482, pp. 1-9, 2014; Journal article; Keywords: Risk assessment; parental child sex offenders; community based programs; Cedar Cottage

Polytraumatization and psychological symptoms in children and adolescents
Gustafsson, Per E., Doris Nilsson and Carl Goran Svedin; European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry , May 2009, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp 274-283; Sweden; Keywords: Polytraumatisation; trauma; interpersonal violence; children; adolescents.      

Closing the quality chasm in child abuse treatment: Identifying and disseminating best practices
Hensler, Domonique, Charles Wilson & Blair L. Sadler; Chadwick Centre for Children and Families and National Call for Action (Collaboration); March 2004; pp.1-45; Child abuse; best practice; Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Abuse Focused-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Parent Child Interaction Therapy; physical abuse

Protecting victims' identities in press coverage of child victimization
Jones, Lisa M, Finkelhor, David, and Jessica Beckwith; Journalism, Vol 11, pp 347-366; 2010; Journal article; Keywords: Child victimisation; media; identity; publicity; shame; PTSD

Guilt and posttraumatic stress symptoms in child victims of interpersonal violence
Kletter, Hilit, Carl F. Weems and Victor G. Carrion ; Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry , January 2009, Vol. 14, No 1, pp 71-83; Keywords: Children; guilt; PTSD; posttraumatic stress disorder; trauma.        

History of child protection services
Lamont, Alister & Leah Bromfield; National Child Protection Clearinghouse, October, 2010; Resource Sheet; Keywords: Child protection services; development  

Children as victims of violence
Lewit, Eugene M. and Linda Schuurmann Baker ; The future of children, The Juvenile Court, Vol. 6, No. 3 , pp.147-156 ; Journal article; Keywords: Child victims; child indicators ; homicide; crime rates

Understanding victim support as crime prevention work: The construction of young victims and villains in the dominant crime victim discourse in Sweden
Lofstrand, Cecilia; Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention, 2009, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p120-143; Journal article; Keywords: Young crime victim; children; crime prevention; rehabilitation; support; criminology

'But she didn’t say no’: an exploration of sibling sexual abuse
McVeigh, Mary Jo; Australian Social Work, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 116-126, June 2003; Journal article; Keywords: Case management; dynamics; impact; sibling sexual abuse

The Australian Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Middleton, Warwick, Pam Stavropoulos, Martin J. Dorahy, Christa Kruger, Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, Alfonso Martinez-Taboas, Vedal Sar, and Bethany Brand; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, January 2014, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 17-21; Journal article; Keywords: Catholic Church; Royal Commission; child sexual abuse; dissociation; trauma

Perceived threat in childhood: A review of research and implications for children living in violent households
Miller, Laura E.; Trauma Violence Abuse, published online 20 February 2014, pp. 1-16; Journal article; Keywords: Threat detection; threat appraisal; child development; violence

Childhood physical abuse and suicide-related behavior: a systematic review
Mironova, Polina, Anne E. Rhodes, Jennifer M. Bethell, Lil Tonmyr, Michael H. Boyle, Christine Wekerle, Deborah Goodman and Bruce Leslie; Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, March 2011, Vol. 6, No.1, pp1-7; Journal article; Keywords: Child abuse; suicide; suicidal behaviour; childhood

The Use of Police Cautions and Youth Justice Conferences in NSW in 2010
Moore, Elizabeth; Crime and Justice Statistics Bureau Brief, BOCSAR Issue Paper 73, December 2011;  Brief;  Keywords: police; juvenile; children; youth; young people; restorative justice; conferencing; cautions

Youth Justice Conferences versus Children’s Court: A comparison of time to finalisation
Moore, Elizabeth; Crime and Justice Statistics Bureau Brief,Issue paper 74, December 2011, BOCSAR; Brief; Keywords: police; children; young people; restorative justice; conferencing; cautions.

Facilitating testimony for child victims and witnesses
Northcott, Melissa; Crime Research Digest issue No.2, 2009, Department of Justice, Canada; Research report; Keywords: Child victims; youth; witnesses.

Child sexual abuse and subsequent offending and victimisation: A 45 year follow-up study
Ogloff, James R.P., Cutajar, Margaret C., Mann, Emily, and Paul Mullen; Trends & Issues in Crime & Criminal Justice , Jun 2012, Issue 440, pp 1-6; Journal article; Keywords: Child sexual abuse; victimisation; offending; longitudinal

Consequences of criminal court involvement for child victims
Quas, Jodi A., and Gail S. Goodman; Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 2012, Volume 18, No. 3, pp392-414; Journal article; Keywords: Child victims; criminal court; testimony; mental health; legal attitudes.

Children’s exposure to domestic violence in Australia
Richards, Kelly; Trends & Issues in crime and criminal justice , June 2011, No. 419, pp 1-7; Journal article; Keywords: Domestic violence; witnesses; secondary victims; children; child abuse; mandatory reporting; family violence.

The effects of adolescent victimization on self-concept and depressive symptoms
Turner, Heather A., David Finkelhor and Richard Ormrod; Child Maltreatment, February 2010, Vol 15, No 1, pp 76-90; Journal article; Keywords: Child victimisation; adolescence; self-esteem; mastery; depression

Victim of and Witness to Violence: An interactional perspective on mothers' perceptions of children exposed to intimate partner violence            

Vatnar, Solveig Karin Bo and Stal Bkorkly; Violence and Victims, Vol 26, No 6 pp.830-853; Journal article; Keywords: children; youth; domestic violence; intimate partner violence; mothers

School Victims and Crime Reporting
Watkins, Adam and Michael O. Maume; Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 2011; Journal article; Keywords: juvenile; children; youth; school; school crime; school security; reporting

Children’s exposure to violence: the underlying effect of posttraumatic stress symptoms on behavior problems
Yoon, Susan, Stacey Steigerwald, Megan R. Holmes, and Adam T. Perzynski; Journal of Traumatic Stress, online before print Jan 2016, p1-8; Keywords: Posttraumatic stress; witnessing violence; exposure; behaviour; treatment

Evaluation of a sexual abuse prevention education for Chinese pre-schoolers
Zhang, Wenjing. Jingqi Chen, Yanan Feng, Jingyi Li, Chengfeng Liu and Xiaoxia Zhao; Research on Social Work Practice, 2014, Vol. 24, No.4, pp. 428-436; Journal article; Keywords: Child sexual abuse; prevention; evaluation; China

Domestic Violence section of this website or the National Child Protection Clearinghouse.