The Effects of Family-of-Origin Violence on Intimate Partner Violence

(2011) Cortney A. Franklin, Tasha A. Menaker, Glen A. Kercher

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When children witness violence between their parents or are the recipients of abuse and/or corporal forms of punishment, they may grow up to believe that these strategies are appropriate for conflict resolution and problem solving and may be more likely to use violence as adults. Many children grow up in families where parents behave aggressively and/or violently toward one another or they may be the recipients of corporal punishment during childhood, but they do not grow up to use violence in their adult relationships.

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