Useful reading

Buckley H, Holt S & Whelan S (2007). Listen to Me! Children’s Experiences of Domestic Violence. Child Abuse Review 16; 296-310.

Cleaver H, Unell I & Aldgate J (1999). Children’s Needs– Parenting Capacity. Impact of parental mental illness, problem alcohol and drug use, and domestic violence on children’s development. London; Stationery Office.

Humphreys & Mullender (undated). Children and Domestic Violence. Research in Practice [this paper also references other useful papers which have reviewed the multitude of studies on this issue, although very few have spoken directly to children. Examples include: Edleson 1999, James 1994, Peled & Davis 1995, Hester et al. 2000]. › Link to source

Johnson VK & Lieberman AF (2007). Variations in Behavior Problems of Preschoolers Exposed to Domestic Violence: The Role of Mothers’ Attunment to Children’s Emotional Experiences. Journal of Family Violence 22; 297-308.

Mbilinyi LF, Edleson JL, Hagemeister AK & Beeman SK (2007). What Happens to Children When Their Mothers Are Battered? Results from a Four City Anonymous Telephone Survey. Journal of Family Violence 22; 309-317.

Spilsbury JC et al. (2007). Clinically Significant Trauma Symptoms and Behavioral Problems in a Community-based Sample of Children Exposed to Domestic Violence. Journal of Family Violence 22; 487-499.

UNICEF (2006). Behind Closed Coors. The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children. › Link to source