What children exposed to intimate partner violence need to heal

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Tasha Falconer


Children who are exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) experience many negative effects linked to their experience with violence. Although there are a lot of interventions to help assist children recover from the traumatic events of IPV, very few are evaluated for their effectiveness. Through research and evaluated interventions, including a community-based program and the Preschool Kids Club (PKC) the characteristics that are important in creating a successful invention program are investigated. Characteristics include creating resiliency, choosing educational topics, important skills to build, types of therapy, and treatment of the mother. It is discovered that taking a holistic approach is best for impacting change in both the child effected by exposure to IPV and the mother who experienced IPV.

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