The field of Domestic Violence research has expanded considerably in the past decade and now includes work conducted by researchers in many different disciplines, notably political science, public health, law, psychology, sociology, criminology, anthropology, family studies, and medicine. The SAGE Handbook of Domestic Violence provides a rich overview of the most important theoretical and empirical work in the field, organized by relationship type. The handbook addresses the three major areas of research on domestic violence: (1) Violence against partners; (2) Violence against children; and (3) Violence against other family members. This Handbook is a unique and timely publication and a long awaited, valuable resource for the vast amount of Domestic Violence research centres and individual researchers across the globe. Part 1: Men's Violence Against Women; Part 2: Women's Violence Against Men; Part 3: Violence Against Partners in Homosexual Relationships; Part 4: Mothers' Violence Against Children; Part 5: Father's Violence Against Children; Part 6: Other Circumstances of Neglect, Abuse, and Violence Against Children; Part 7: Violence Against Siblings; Part 8: Violence Against Parents; and Part 9: Violence Against Other Family Members.

The Developmental Impact of Sibling Abuse: Understanding Emotional Implications in the Context of Family Dysfunction

The Developmental Impact of Sibling Abuse: Understanding Emotional Implications in the Context of Family Dysfunction

The developmental impact of sibling abuse: understanding emotional implications in the context of family dysfunction
Amy Meyers


There are many parallel outcomes for the survivor of sibling abuse as with parent–child abuse and neglect (Meyers, 2014). Self-blame, self-denigration, depression, isolation, academic decline, compromised sense of self, insecurity, and skepticism around support are some common denominators (Meyers, 2016). In fact, the nature of sibling abuse implies parental neglect: caregivers who are physically or emotionally unable to manage the abusive sibling relationship and protect the victimized child from harm. Given that our siblings are among our most important agents of socialization, it is noteworthy to explore the impact of ...

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