Domestic Violence and Young Children
Fact Sheet, 2015
Intimate partner violence (domestic violence, partner abuse) refers to abuse that occurs within an intimate relationship. Intimate partner violence can happen in any intimate relationship regardless of income, length, living arrangements, marital status, or social status. This fact sheet discusses the impact of witnessing intimate partner violence on young children.
We Need to Be Safe
Information Card, 2015
This information card for the general public provides information on how domestic violence affects children.
Helping Young Children Cope with Stress: Developing Resiliency
Fact Sheet, 2010
This fact sheet helps professionals and communities understand their roles in helping young children to develop resiliency. Resilience is the ability to cope with and recover from stressful situations, changes, or problems.
First Impressions: Exposure to Violence and a Child’s Developing Brain
This informative video illuminates the impact of chronic exposure to violence on a child’s brain development. Youth and adults affected by violence share how exposure to violence has impacted their lives. Experts in child psychology and social work explain the connection between exposure to violence and mental health problems. The stories and research presented detail the developmental challenges and resiliency of children who are exposed to violence.Audience: EducatorsSKU: 8-V-800
Resiliency and Young Children: Reaching Out
Fact Sheet, 2013
There are three main abilities that people who are resilient have: relax, reflect, and respond. These can be further broken down into seven resiliency skills. Each skill forms the basis on which others can be built. These include emotional regulation, impulse control, causal analysis, empathy, realistic optimism, self-efficacy, and reaching out. This fact sheet focuses on practical ways that caregivers and frontline workers can help children build skills in the area of reaching out.