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IPV and the Intergenerational Transmission of Violence  

Author:  Todd I. Herrenkohl.; Ashley N. Rousson.

Source: Volume 10, Number 04, Spring 2018 , pp.39-46(8)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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It is widely understood that exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as domestic violence (DV) and child abuse, has profound effects on childhood development. It is also true, as the authors of this article point out, that exposure in childhood to intimate partner violence (IPV) and other adverse experiences can result in physical and mental health difficulties that linger throughout a person’s lifetime. This article summarizes the results from a study of the pathways by which childhood exposure to DV and IPV lead to a repetition of such adversities, whether as a perpetrator or a victim, during adulthood.

Keywords: Adverse Childhood Experiences; “Multi-type” IPV; Child maltreatment; development and prevention of interpersonal violence; trauma-responsive programs; childhood resilience; etiology of intimate partner violence

Affiliations:  1: University of Michigan School of Social Work; 2: University of Washington School of Social Work.

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