The resources in this section offer information on how domestic violence affects the health of the adult victim and their children, how it impacts parenting and a community's economic and cultural well-being, and strategies for responding to these effects.
Effects of Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse on Women and Children
Details the effects of domestic violence—including physical injuries—on women and long-term effects such as mental health problems, eating disorders, chronic pain, and others.
Fostering Resilience in Children Traumatized by Domestic Violence in Collaboration With Their Non-Offending Parent [Webinar]
Johnson, Hill, & Packard (2019)
National Indigenous Women's Resource Center
Presents slides from a webinar on the consequences for children who have been traumatized by witnessing violence against a parent or caregiver. The webinar considers ways to recognize how this trauma affects children and offers methods to support healing and building resiliency for children and their parent(s).
Impact of Domestic Violence on Health
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (2019)
Provides information on the impacts of domestic violence on victims' physical, mental, and reproductive health.
Women Who Petition for Restraining Orders Against Abusers Typically See Decreased Earnings
American Sociological Association (2015)
Explains the economic cost of leaving and filing a restraining order, which may make it more difficult for women to leave abusive relationships.
The Economic Cost of Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking (PDF - 319 KB)
Institute for Women's Policy Research (2017)
Examines the economic impact of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and stalking, all of which can contribute to medical costs, victims staying home from work or inability to hold a job, lower wages resulting from diminished educational opportunities, and other consequences to society.
Exposure to Domestic Violence Costs U.S. Government $55 Billion Each Year
Case Western University (2018)
Describes how the U.S. Government spends more than $55 billion each year on the effects of childhood exposure to domestic violence.
THRIVE: A Framework for Understanding the Community Determinants of Intimate Partner Violence [Webinar]
Parks & Crawford (2016)
Prevention Institute & National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Utilizes the social determinants of the health framework to explore societal structures that contribute to intimate partner violence. This webinar enables practitioners to understand the effect of intimate partner violence and how to approach identification and prevention at a community level.
Preventing Intimate Partner Violence
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2019)
Explores the consequences of intimate partner violence, its connection to other forms of violence, and its health and economic consequences for the larger community.