Children’s Coping with Family Violence: Policy and Service Recommendations

This qualitative synthesis describes the successful coping strategies and service needs of children exposed to family violence. It uses the evidence-based meta-synthesis approach and analyzed social services abstracts, academic search premiere, PubMed, and Google scholar database searches. It includes 17 studies published between 1991 and 2012.

The report shows the study’s findings:

-Social support, resilience, and hope are important factors in helping children successfully cope with exposure to family violence.

-Child serving agencies can assist children cope with family violence by developing programs that include family mentors, increase children’s knowledge about available services, and encourage children to tell someone about their experiences.

-The author provides specific child welfare practice and policy recommendations.

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