Episode 82 - Dr. Jeffrey Edleson: Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children (part 2 of 2)

Monday, October 17, 2011, 8:24:53 AM

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Dr. Jeffrey Edleson, a nationally known researcher in the field of domestic violence and its effect on children, concludes his discussion by interpreting longitudinal research related to the impact of early exposure to violence and risk factors influencing future experience with violence. He explains the "comprehensive community response" to children who are exposed to DV and the potential protective factors that can be utilized in communities.

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Average Rating: 5stars  highly informative and compelling, Friday, May 20, 2016

By Caroline :

Wonderful and deeply informative interview.

I love Dr. Edleson's naming and explanation of what he calls "comprehensive community response." This is certainly timely and useful information for all health and social service professionals. You can tell Dr. Edleson is deeply committed to this work. Thanks for providing this interview!

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Average Rating: 4stars  domestic violence and children, Tuesday, January 17, 2012

By Geidi :

I believe what Dr. Ed talks about, and I think he makes really good points. When there is a case of domestic violence not a lot of people worry about the children if they have not been physically harmed. However, truth is that children are affected in greater numbers than the person being physically damaged. Children witnessing domestic violence have emotional and psychological damage that needs to be treated and at many times is not. I believe that this podcast was very informative and helpful in that it helps us remember that children also are harmed by domestic violence even if it is not seen physically.

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Average Rating: 4stars  very interested , Monday, January 16, 2012

By Kylar Handy :

Before I had a chance to even get into this podcast one thing that made me really pay attention and here what Dr. Jeffery Edelson was saying was when he said that boys become more aggressive and show very anti-social behaviors than others. This caught my eye because I just couldn’t believe that it would have a greater effect on boys than girls. Another thing that caught my eye was when he was talking about the different data that was found and said that they had found that people are 2 to 3 times more likely a victim or perpetrator if they were in domestic violence as a child. Something else that I thought about as I listened to this podcast is that even if you are a victim of child abuse you are more than likely to grow up and still be affected by your child hood. I personally think that this podcast was a very imformative one!

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Average Rating: 5stars  veronica a. turner, Monday, January 16, 2012

By Veronica A. Turner :

I like how Dr. Jeffrey Edleson points out how children can be impacted by the domestic violence even if they themselves have not been physically harmed. I think a lot of people feel like if a child has not been physically harmed directly then their fine. When the truth of the matter is, it still has a negative impact on the child mentally, physically, and emotionally. Children also needs to know that domestic violence isn't socially accpetable. If they grow up around that environment they may begin to believe this is the proper behavior to display

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Average Rating: 5stars  dv in children, Thursday, January 12, 2012

By Merlyn Reyna :

One of the things Dr. Edleson said that caught my attention was that boys use more agression and show anti-social behaviors and can become a victim or a propitiator. An early victimization in childhood can make them become a propitiator or have negative outcomes later on in life as they enter their adulthoood. He said that early exposure of violence at home is highly associated with peer problems, environmental problems, social problems, and adolescence and teen years. Just because they might not be victim of domestic violence as a child, there's a study that shows every child has a particular exposure to trauma as they grow up. Families should be aware of this and should know that there are Child Welfare System that can protect them from any DV. We should all be aware that violence can not be ignored but we can do something about the situation.

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Average Rating: 5stars  can't ignore the violence, Sunday, November 13, 2011

By Sarah Tasker :

I think it is so important that this statement was made: Just because the children in the home with domestic violence were not abused does not mean that they are not affected by it. So many people would assume that just because you grew up in a home with parents that fought pretty intensely and you yourself were not physically injured that you should not dwell on the past and are fine. That is so far from the truth! This podcast is a perfect spotlight on how children are effected by DV and how even if parents think because they are not physically hurting their child(ren) that they will be fine. I hope more people take the time to listen to this podcast so they begin to realize there is so much more to DV than just bruises and tears... Maybe this will even inspire more social welfare policies and programs to help children who come from DV situations regardless of if they were physically abused or not. Great Podcast!!

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