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Examining the intersections between child maltreatment and intimate partner violence

Guedes, Alessandra; Mikton, Christopher


Alessandra Guedes


Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women and child maltreatment (CM) have been traditionally addressed in isolation by researchers, policy makers and programs. In recent years, however, a growing body of research suggests that these types of violence often occur within the same household and that exposure to violence in childhood—either as a victim of physical or sexual abuse or as a witness to IPV—may increase the risk of experiencing or perpetrating different forms of violence later in life.Moreover, physical punishment of children is more common in households where women are abused and interventions that address child maltreatment may be less effective in households experiencing IPV. This evidence calls for greater recognition of the intersections between types of violence. We outline specific gaps and present an integrated framework for moving the field forward with respect to the intersection of IPV and CM


Guedes, A., & Mikton, C. (2013). Examining the intersections between child maltreatment and intimate partner violence. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 14(4), 377-379.

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Jun 12, 2013
Publication Date Sep 13, 2013
Journal Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Print ISSN 1936900X
Electronic ISSN 1936-9018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 14
Issue 4
Pages 377-379
Keywords child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, intersections, co-occurence.
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