Many children in the United States are exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) every year. Research has shown how detrimental and traumatic living in a home where violence is present can be for a developing individual. Witnessing IPV has been identified as child abuse by many states throughout the country. Living in a home with abuse has shown to negatively affect children’s mental health, and physical health and is linked to the likelihood of being a victim or perpetrator of abuse as an adult. This curriculum is a guide for a 10-week, closed psychoeducation and support group designed for high school-aged adolescents, 14-17 years old. The objectives are to increase the participants’ understanding of IPV, gain healthy interpersonal skills, and build healthy coping skills to cope with the challenges after witnessing IPV. The group format offers peer support among those who have similar lived experiences which has been shown to have positive impacts on adolescents. This curriculum provides therapeutic activities and discussions that are geared to adolescents with the aim to ameliorate any current struggles related to witnessing IPV and increase their likelihood of healthy futures.
|Commitee:||Ranney, Molly, Santhiveeran, Janaki|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 82/2(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Child abuse, Domestic violence, Intimate partner violence, Secondary victims, Trauma, Youth|
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