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Domestic Violence, Impact on Women and Children

  • By: Alytia A. Levendosky, Erika DeJonghe, Shallimar Jones, Carolyn J. Dayton, Mariam Mourad & Alexander von Eye
  • In: Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science
  • Edited by: Celia B. Fisher & Richard M. Lerner
  • Subject:Lifespan & Developmental Psychology (general)

Domestic violence (DV) is a significant public health concern in the United States today. Amnesty International reports that a woman is battered every 15 seconds in the United States (Amnesty International, 2001). Straus and Gelles (1990) reported that 16% of women ...

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