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Domestic Violence: Its Emotional Toll on Children
A research proposal for a study to be used to assess and help Latin children of domestic violence victims.
# 113476 | 1,756 words | 11 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This research proposal aims to find out the prevalence of children's exposure to domestic violence in the Latin community, and to discover whether there are behavioral, emotional, and cognitive-functioning problems associated with exposure. The author proposes to oppose societal values that reinforce the stereotypes that stimulate men to use violence in the home. The target group and the methods proposed for the study are described. This paper includes a table.

Problem Statement
Research Objective
Study Rationale
Theoretical and Conceptual Framework
Research Methodology

From the Paper:

"Domestic violence is manufactured by different underlying principles including threats, intimidation, isolation, and emotional and sexual abuse. It is a continuous abuse of power that is inflicted upon their victims for chronic torment. Men usually become abusive because they want to have power and control in the relationship, or witnessed these actions between their parents growing up. The effects of domestic violence can devastate people's lives, as well as impair a parent's ability to nurture the development of their children, since they become too preoccupied and depressed with the violence. It's a fact that in homes where domestic violence occurs fear, instability and confusion replace the love, comfort and nurturing children need."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, (June 2004), Issue 15, Women and Domestic Violence: Programs and Tool That Improve Care For Victims (Retrieved: March 25, 2008)
  • Journal of Language and Social Psychology, (2005), Intimate Partner Violence: Linguistic Features and Accommodation Behavior of Perpetrators and Victims, (Retrieved: March 25, 2008)
  • National Clearinghouse on Family Violence, (2003), Health Effects of family violence, (Retrieved: March 25, 2008)
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Volume36, Issue 1, p.116-122, (January 1997). J. Fantuzzo, PH.D, R. Boruch PH.D, A Beriama PH.D, M. Atkins PH.D, and S. Marcus PH.D. Domestic, Violence and Children: Prevalence and Risk in Five Major U.S. Cities. (Retrieved: May 1, 2008)
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 14, No. 8, 839-870 (1999) J. L. Edleson, University of Minnesota, Children's Witnessing of Adult Domestic Violence, (Retrieved: May 1, 2008)

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APA Format

Domestic Violence: Its Emotional Toll on Children (2009, April 12) Retrieved August 19, 2017, from

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