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How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as they Grow

Little Eyes, Little Ears

How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as they Grow

by Alison Cunningham & Linda Baker (2007)

A resource for anyone looking to understand how children experience violence against their mothers and how those experiences may shape them as they grow, from infancy to adolescence. Funded by the National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, Public Health Agency of Canada. We combined the most popular information from our most popular resources, included lots of new material, and added reference to the latest sources of information and updated statistics. Topics addressed include facts & figures, ten ways a child can be changed by living with violence at home, and some myths about woman abuse and children. This is a concise source of information for helping professionals, volunteers or students.

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Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence Against a Mother Shapes Children as they Grow

Table of Contents

  • Seeking to understand

  • Glossary of terms

  • Types of abuse against women and children

  • Facts & figures

  • Woman abuse and children

  • Little eyes, little ears

  • Ten ways a child can be changed by violence at home

  • Effects of coercive control tactics on a mother

  • Myths about children and domestic violence

  • Infants and toddlers

  • Pre-schoolers

  • School-aged children

  • Teenagers

  • Coping and survival strategies of young people

  • Roles children may assume

  • Services

  • Supporting women as parents

  • How to help

  • The need for differential response

  • Responding to child disclosures

  • Barriers to child disclosure

  • Reporting child maltreatment

  • Taking care of yourself

  • How can I make a difference?

  • Where to get more information

  • References cited

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Disponible également en français :

Petits yeux, petites oreilles : Comment la violence envers une mère façonne les enfants lorsqu'ils grandissent


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