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(p. 129) Students Exposed to Domestic Violence 

(p. 129) Students Exposed to Domestic Violence
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(p. 129) Students Exposed to Domestic Violence
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A. BURGESS Deseri

and Lisa Weed Phifer

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199766529.003.0009
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date: 13 April 2021

Domestic violence is a growing public health problem that affects children nationwide. In fact, research estimates that anywhere between three and 17.8 million children witness domestic abuse each year5. Therefore, it is likely that teachers will regularly encounter students in their classroom who have been exposed to domestic violence. The impact of domestic violence is widespread, affecting academic performance, behavior, and social development. Teachers can make a positive impact by learning how best to identify and support these students. The following chapter will provide an overview of domestic violence, developmental considerations, and strategies for helping children who have been affected by it.

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