Children in Peril: Relationship Between Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Children's Behavior

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304081
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Children in Peril: Relationship Between Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Children's Behavior
Author(s):
Binder, Brenda K.; Symes, Lene; Maddoux, John A.; McFarlane, Judith
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Beta
Author Details:
Brenda K. Binder, PhD, RN, PNP, bbinder@mail.twu.edu; Lene Symes, PhD, RN; John A. Maddoux, MA; Judith McFarlane, DrPH;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Each year, 4.8 million women are victims of interpersonal violence (IPV), which often leads to chronic pain and psychological and physical illnesses.  Children of these women are exposed to the violence and are more likely than other children to experience psychological and physical illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and asthma.

Purpose: To examine maternal mental health variables that mediate the relationship between intimate partner violence exposure and children’s behavior in 300 abused women and their children.

Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from a longitudinal, three-year prospective study comparing the safety, mental and physical health outcomes of two groups of abused women and their children, either seeking a protection order through the justice system or assistance from a women’s shelter for the first time.  Six validated instruments including the Child Behavior Check List.

Results: Shelter women reported significantly more depressive symptoms than community women.  Girls of these women demonstrated significantly higher externalizing behaviors, which were twice as likely to be clinically significant.  Boys when compared to the girls were twice as likely to exhibit borderline clinical internalizing behaviors.  Boys in the shelter were fivetimes as likely to demonstrate borderline clinical internalizing behaviors when compared to boys in the community. 

Conclusions: Women experiencing intimate partner violence seeking assistance from a women’s shelter report more depressive symptoms and their children are more likely to exhibit clinically significant internalizing/externalizing behaviors than abused, community women and their children.  Specific behavior types, mediation variables and a proposed intervention will be discussed.

Keywords:
Child Behavior; Initimate Partner Violence; Maternal Mental Health
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChildren in Peril: Relationship Between Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Children's Behavioren_GB
dc.contributor.authorBinder, Brenda K.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSymes, Leneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMaddoux, John A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcFarlane, Judithen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsBrenda K. Binder, PhD, RN, PNP, bbinder@mail.twu.edu; Lene Symes, PhD, RN; John A. Maddoux, MA; Judith McFarlane, DrPH;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304081-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p>Each year,<b> </b>4.8 million women are victims of interpersonal violence (IPV), which often leads to chronic pain and psychological and physical illnesses.  Children of these women are exposed to the violence and are more likely than other children to experience psychological and physical illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and asthma. <p><b>Purpose: </b> To examine maternal mental health variables that mediate the relationship between intimate partner violence exposure and children’s behavior in 300 abused women and their children. <p><b>Methods: </b> Cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from a longitudinal, three-year prospective study comparing the safety, mental and physical health outcomes of two groups of abused women and their children, either seeking a protection order through the justice system or assistance from a women’s shelter for the first time.  Six validated instruments including the Child Behavior Check List. <p><b>Results: </b> Shelter women reported significantly more depressive symptoms than community women.  Girls of these women demonstrated significantly higher externalizing behaviors, which were twice as likely to be clinically significant.  Boys when compared to the girls were twice as likely to exhibit borderline clinical internalizing behaviors.  Boys in the shelter were <b>five</b>times as likely to demonstrate borderline clinical internalizing behaviors when compared to boys in the community.  <p><b>Conclusions: </b> Women experiencing intimate partner violence seeking assistance from a women’s shelter report more depressive symptoms and their children are more likely to exhibit clinically significant internalizing/externalizing behaviors than abused, community women and their children.  Specific behavior types, mediation variables and a proposed intervention will be discussed.en_GB
dc.subjectChild Behavioren_GB
dc.subjectInitimate Partner Violenceen_GB
dc.subjectMaternal Mental Healthen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:49Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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