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May 19, 2012 | Fact/Tip Sheet, Practice Guidance

Tips for Supporting Children and Youth Exposed to Domestic Violence: What You Might See and What You Can Do


National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health

Publication Date:

May 2012

As advocates, our initial primary focus may be on supporting the adult survivors who come into our programs for services, and we may feel less equipped to work with their children or may feel unsure of how to be helpful. This tipsheet is a starting place for understanding how we can better support children who have been exposed to violence in their homes and how we can support parents to help their children cope more adaptively with trauma-related responses.