“Every time I felt scared, I wanted to go into my room, curl up into a ball and start screaming.”: understanding a child’s perspective on the effects of intimate partner violence exposure and the relationships between children and the fathers who perpetrate violence.

Chibisa, Marvellous (2015) “Every time I felt scared, I wanted to go into my room, curl up into a ball and start screaming.”: understanding a child’s perspective on the effects of intimate partner violence exposure and the relationships between children and the fathers who perpetrate violence. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Objectives: Thousands of children are exposed to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), and they experience short-term and long-term negative outcomes in most cases. These may include physical and health consequences; cognitive and emotional difficulties which may include anger, aggression, low self-esteem, fear, lack of confidence amongst other factors; and loss of their home, family, friends, pets and even the father who perpetrate violence. This study provides an in-depth understanding and exploration of the effects of IPV exposure through “lived experiences” of children exposed to IPV. Furthermore, the study will seek to understand the relationships between children affected by IPV and the father who perpetrate violence.
    Method: A comprehensive literature review was implemented to address the research question.
    Results: The literature review found that many children exposed to IPV experience physical and health consequences, emotional difficulties and loss; and this is a violation of their rights. The findings also highlighted the devastating relationships between children and the father who perpetrate violence that are caused by IPV exposure. It has also been identified that there is a link between child abuse and IPV exposure.
    Conclusion: Children are significantly affected by IPV exposure and the effects can be endured for a long period even after moving to a safe place away from the perpetrator.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 12:23
    Last Modified: 24 Sep 2015 12:23
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18299

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