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Intimate partner violence (IPV) factsheet: References

This list of references is a section of our IPV factsheet, Latinas and intimate partner violence evidence based facts.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) factsheet: Resilience

These pages make up section of our IPV factsheet, Latinas and intimate partner violencel evidence based facts. Although the literature in the field has begun to highlight how IPV affects Latina survivors and their children in negative ways, a few studies have focused on the strengths and resistance strategies used by […]

Intimate partner violence (IPV) factsheet: Contextual factors

These pages make up section of our IPV factsheet, Latinas and intimate partner violence evidence based facts. IPV happens within the context of a family’s daily life, which is deeply affected by numerous factors, both personal and systemic, that impact and are impacted by IPV. Some of these have been documented […]

Hombres Unidos contra la violencia familiar

“I want to emphasize that this program was created for Migrant Latino men who have to continually move due to their work.” —Adrian Velasquez Hombres Unidos was created for Spanish-speaking Latino men who are migrant workers. Its goal is to respond to the conditions and difficulties these men face on a […]

Youth witness factsheet: Structural risk factors to domestic violence exposure, part 2

Other important protective factors that contribute to resilience among DV exposed children and youth, include building connections (e.g., mentoring), developing personal strengths – such as social competence (e.g., communication), and autonomy (e.g., adaptive distancing), and enhancing maternal monitoring among Latin@ youth. A study on DV and PTSD, found that the amount […]

Youth witness factsheet: Structural risk factors to domestic violence exposure

It is important to understand DV and its effect on Latin@ children and youth’s well-being within the context of the pervasive structural inequities in housing, education, employment, health care etc., that Latin@ and other minority communities of color continue to face. Due to discriminatory redlining, residential and school segregation practices Latin@ […]

Youth witness factsheet: Increased risk of domestic violence in adulthood

Children and youth living in homes affected by DV are also at high risk for both future perpetration and victimization—that is, they are more likely to commit acts of DV or experience maltreatment in adulthood. A review of academic research found 16 distinct research studies that identified a link between childhood […]

Youth witness factsheet: Impact of exposure to domestic violence

The negative effects of exposure to DV on children and youth has been well documented in research. Psychological, physical, and social consequences of exposure to DV are seen across ages, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Infants who witness DV have been found to show symptoms related to PTSD such as trouble sleeping, […]

YWV: Latina Children Exposed to DV

Emerging research is capturing the complex realities experienced by Latin@ children and youth exposed to domestic violence (DV). This factsheet presents research on the status of Latin@ children and youth in the United States, general facts on the prevalence and consequences of witnessing DV, unique factors that are present for Latin@ […]

Intimate partner violence (IPV) factsheet: Help seeking

These pages make up section of our factsheet, Latinas and intimate partner violence evidence based facts. Low rates of reporting and self-help seeking among Latinas experiencing IPV may create the illusion that IPV services are not needed by this population. However, understanding the specifics of help seeking behavior among Latinas can […]