Although the negative impact on children exposed to spouse abuse is well documented, little empirical research is available to guide clinical interventions.
A brief review of the research literature describing these detrimental influences on children's adjustment is presented.
Factors are discussed which mediate the consequences for children exposed to spouse abuse.
These variables include those that are child-related as well as factors which are situational/contextual.
Next, several theoretical/conceptual models are presented to assist with an understanding of how this impact on youngsters'psychological and emotional functioning takes place.
These models suggest both direct and indirect mechanisms of influence.
Finally, recommendations regarding clinical interventions are delineated based on these models as well as the available literature on the treatment of children of battered women.
Suggestions related to appropriate types of treatment, including symptom-and mechanism-specific interventions, are made.
Mots-clés Pascal : Relation conjugale, Interaction sociale, Enfant maltraité, Facteur risque, Trouble psychiatrique, Prévention, Traitement, Santé mentale, Homme, Victimologie, Femme maltraitée
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Marital relation, Social interaction, Child abuse, Risk factor, Mental disorder, Prevention, Treatment, Mental health, Human, Victimology, Abused woman
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0172563
Code Inist : 002B18F02. Création : 11/09/1998.