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Q: Domestic Violence ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Domestic Violence
Category: Science > Social Sciences
Asked by: dvrock-ga
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Posted: 04 Jun 2005 18:16 PDT
Expires: 04 Jul 2005 18:16 PDT
Question ID: 529398
Is there a proved correlation between children witnessing domestic
violence at home and violent behaviour at school?
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Subject: Re: Domestic Violence
From: czaemon-ga on 04 Jun 2005 23:55 PDT
While it doesn't specifically mention school, a proven correlation
between domnestic violence and antisocial behavior seems to about fit
the ticket.

"Generally, children witnessing domestic violence have significantly
more frequent behavioural and emotional problems than children who are
not in these abusive environments. A Canadian study of 102 children in
shelters (refuges) shows that more than a quarter of the sample (20%
girls and 34% boys) had scores on tests which put them in the clinical
range of problems for social competence and behaviour problems. This
was 2.5 times the rate of a comparison group of children from
nonviolent families (97). Children who have been both physically
abused as well as witnessing the violence tend to show the highest
levels of behavioural and emotional disturbance (28), (86), (68)."


"The impact of domestic violence and child abuse may continue through
adolescence and adulthood. Adolescents who have grown up in violent
homes are at risk for recreating the abusive relationships they have
seen.10 They are more likely to attempt suicide, abuse drugs and
alcohol, run away from home, engage in teenage prostitution and other
delinquent behavior, and commit sexual assault crimes.11 A study
conducted by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
found that 70% of adolescents who lived in families with parental
conflict self-reported violent delinquency, compared to 49% of
adolescents from households without this conflict. This study also
revealed that exposure to multiple forms of violence, including
domestic violence, child abuse, and general family climate of
hostility, doubles the risk of self-reported youth violence.12"
Subject: Re: Domestic Violence
From: badger75-ga on 05 Jun 2005 09:19 PDT
What children see as a method of conflict resolution or simply
deterioration of civility into violence beomes an acceptable part of
their behavior. Some may be genetically predisposed to violence from
frustration, rage or poor impulse control. That may well translate
into bullying at school.

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