Summary: This paper reviews the research on the prevalence and impact of domestic violence on children, and considers how professionals should respond to children’s needs to best provide support and ensure their safety. Keywords: domestic violence, impact on children, child abuse, coping mechanisms.
Research Paper Abstract on Child Abuse. Child abuse is defined as a non-accidental behavior by parents, caregivers, or any other adults that is outside the norms of conduct and can cause physical or emotional harm to a child or a young person (Bromfield, 2005). There are five main types of child abuse: physical abuse; emotional maltreatment.