Journal article

Emotional-behavioral resilience and competence in preschool children exposed and not exposed to intimate partner violence in early life

Alison Fogarty, Rebecca Giallo, Catherine Wood, Jordy Kaufman, Stephanie Brown

International Journal of Behavioral Development | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) during childhood is a risk factor for poor emotional-behavioral functioning. Despite this, many children show resilience in the face of IPV exposure. The current study aimed to identify characteristics associated with positive emotional-behavioral outcomes in 4-year-old children exposed to IPV in early life. Data were drawn from the Maternal Health Study (MHS), a prospective study of women during pregnancy and following the birth of their first child. Women were recruited from six Melbourne public hospitals between 2003 and 2005. Mother–child dyads ( n = 1060) were included in the study using data collected during pregnancy; 12 months postpartum; a..

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