The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Alberta Teachers' Association
1 Hour Session
10:45 AM, Thursday 13 Feb 2020 (1 hour 15 minutes)
Location : TELUS Convention Centre - Macleod E1

For children, families are a source of learning and love. All too often, however, intimate partner violence can disrupt this family refuge on which children and teens rely for stability, support and nurture. Children's exposure to domestic violence is much more common than generally believed.

The potential consequences of abuse or exposure to violence as a child are also becoming increasingly evident. Children exposed to domestic violence are more likely to suffer from biological, social, emotional, and/or cognitive development problems than those who are not. In this session, teachers will learn to recognize the signs of vicarious trauma and receive information on supports available.

Alberta Teachers Association
Executive Staff Officer, Government


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