Pediatric Clinics of North America, Volume 68, Issue 2 - Domestic Violence and Its Effects on Women, Children, and Families

Elsevier, Pediatric Clinics of North America Volume 68, Issue 2, April 2021, Pages 455-464
Ingrid Walker-Descartes, Madeline Mineo, Luisa Vaca Condado, Nina Agrawal

There are significant mental and physical health consequences for all members in a household with an established culture of violence. Any level of exposure to violence in any form is associated with considerable impairment in children similar to other forms of child abuse and maltreatment. Families with an established culture of violence experience heightened vulnerabilities during pandemics and natural disasters; therefore, resources tailored to the needs of these families must be publicized during these times of intense stress.