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Risk Factors Associated With Intimate Partner Violence

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) is when physical, sexual, or psychological harm is caused by a current or former partner or spouse. Risk factors associated with IPV for young children are poor physical, emotional and behavioral outcomes (Garmezy & Masten 2001). The objective of this article was to address the significant of children’s exposed to intimate partner violence; and how they can suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Graham-Bermann, DeVoe,
Mattis, Lynch, & Thomas 2006). School-age and adolescent children can suffer from PTSD due to traumatic events. These traumatic events occur from the child or children witnessing violent acts against the mother or themselves. Children with PTSD may display symptoms of being nervous, having
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