Children’s Experiences of Domestic Violence

A study led by the University of Northampton found that children who experience domestic violence are not just “passive observers”, and often find complex, creative ways to manage and cope with what they have experienced, and have the capacity to be strong and resilient.

The two-year study, which featured interviews with 110 children and young people from the UK, Greece, Italy, and Spain who had experienced domestic violence, found that the perception that children who experience domestic violence are passive and helpless is often inaccurate.