Exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) is one of the most frequently substantiated forms of child maltreatment in Canada and research is clear that childhood experiences of IPV may have a variety of short and long-term impacts on development across the lifespan. There are unique risks for children and youth as they begin to navigate their own relationships and research has linked risks associated with both perpetration and victimization for young people. This presentation will highlight the developmental impacts of exposure to children from infancy to young adulthood while considering both risk and protective factors and suggestions for practice approaches with this population.
Angelique Jenney, MSW, PhD, RSW is an Associate Professor and the Wood’s Homes Research Chair in Children’s Mental Health in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. Dr. Jenney has 25 years of experience in intervention and prevention services within the gender-based violence, child protection, and children’s mental health sectors. Her community-based research and practice interests focus on the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on children and families including family-based interventions for childhood trauma; child protection responses to IPV cases; and the use of reflective, simulation-based learning approaches to training both social work students and practitioners in the field.
By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Identify the impacts of childhood exposure to intimate partner violence on children and youth
- Recognize both risk and protective factors for children and youth
- Consider avenues of intervention from risk assessment to safety planning to healthy relationship development for young people