A comprehensive search of identified databases was conducted within an 11-year framework (1995–2006).
This yielded a vast literature which was selectively organized and analyzed according to the four domains identified above.
This article reviews the literature concerning the impact of exposure to domestic violence on the health and developmental well-being of children and young people.
Impact is explored across four separate yet inter-related domains (domestic violence exposure and child abuse; impact on parental capacity; impact on child and adolescent development; and exposure to additional adversities), with potential outcomes and key messages concerning best practice responses to children's needs highlighted.
Children and young people may be significantly affected by living with domestic violence, and impact can endure even after measures have been taken to secure their safety.
It also concludes that there is rarely a direct causal pathway leading to a particular outcome and that children are active in constructing their own social world.
To see past the distracting, dopey teenager and glimpse the adaptive adolescent within, we should look not at specific, sometimes startling, behaviors, such as skateboarding down stairways or dating fast company, but at the broader traits that underlie those acts. We all like new and exciting things, but we never value them more highly than we do during adolescence.
Here we hit a high in what behavioral scientists call sensation seeking: the hunt for the neural buzz, the jolt of the unusual or unexpected. You might plan a sensation-seeking experience—a skydive or a fast drive—quite deliberately, as my son did.
However, some LGB youth are more likely than their heterosexual peers to experience negative health and life outcomes.
Historically, YRBS and other studies have gathered data on lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth but have not included questions about transgender and questioning/queer youth.
As that changes and data becomes available, this content will be updated to include information regarding transgender and questioning/queer youth.
Anxiety can be described as the response to a future or possible threat. "Adverse childhood experiences, alcoholic parents, and later risk of alcoholism and depression." Psychiatric Services 53 Aug.
Anxiety is closely related to fear, which is the response to a real or perceived immediate threat.
This review finds that children and adolescents living with domestic violence are at increased risk of experiencing emotional, physical and sexual abuse, of developing emotional and behavioral problems and of increased exposure to the presence of other adversities in their lives.