Breakout Session: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children and Families
October 17, 2019 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EDT
Ijeoma Ogbannaya, PhD, MSW
Arizona State University School of Social Work
Domestic violence, defined as battering or abusive acts between adults in the context of an intimate relationship, includes physical violence, emotional (psychological) abuse, sexual violence, and controlling behavior and exists along a range of severity. Millions of people in the United States experience domestic violence each year. The presentation will focus on how domestic violence poses both physical and emotional risks for children and their families, including its impact on parenting. The presentation concludes with a discussion on evidence-based interventions for victims of domestic violence and their children.