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How intimate partner violence affects children’s health – The Conversation AU

Children exposed to intimate partner violence were two to three times more likely to have impaired language skills, sleep problems, elevated blood pressure and…

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Childhood should be a happy and carefree time, but often it doesnt work out that way. Children are exposed to all the stresses and strains that affect the families and communities in which they grow up. Recent research shows this can have lifelong implications for health.
In a study conducted by our research group at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, we found one in three children (and their mothers) in the study had experienced intimate partner violence or domestic abuse by the time the…

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