UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Systematic Review of Risk and Protective Factors for Externalizing Problems in Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence

Fong, VC; Hawes, DJ; Allen, J; (2019) Systematic Review of Risk and Protective Factors for Externalizing Problems in Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse , 20 (2) pp. 149-167. 10.1177/1524838017692383. Green open access

[thumbnail of Allen_DV_extproblems_Manuscript.pdf]
Preview
Text
Allen_DV_extproblems_Manuscript.pdf

Download (496kB) | Preview

Abstract

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health issue with innumerable costs to the victims, children, and families affected as well as society at large. The evidence is conclusive regarding a strong association between exposure to IPV and children’s externalizing problems. Moving forward, the next step is to enhance our understanding of risk and protective factors associated with these outcomes in order to tailor treatments to meet the needs of both parents and children. The databases Medline, PubMed, and PsyINFO were searched combining variations of the key words such as parent*, child*, mother, partner abuse, domestic abuse, spousal abuse, interpersonal violence, domestic violence, or intimate partner violence. This search were combined with child externalizing behaviors specifically conduct*, oppositional defiant disorder, externaliz*, aggress*, hyperactivity, and ADHD. A total of 31 studies from all three databases were reviewed following application of inclusion and exclusion criteria. The main findings were that child age and gender, callous–unemotional traits, cognitive appraisals, maternal mental health, and quality of parenting emerged as key mediating and moderating factors of the relationship between IPV exposure and child externalizing problems. These findings suggest that interventions provided to families exposed to IPV need to target both maternal and child risk factors in order to successfully reduce child externalizing problems.

Type: Article
Title: Systematic Review of Risk and Protective Factors for Externalizing Problems in Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/1524838017692383
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1177/1524838017692383
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: intimate partner violence, domestic violence, parenting, externalizing problems, parenting interventions
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1536275
Downloads since deposit
1,655Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item