Domestic violence and child development – systematic literature review Conference Paper uri icon


  • Domestic violence is today a situation of great concern worldwide. The impact of violence on child development is an area of intervention that needs to be closely monitoredThis study aims to know the relationship between domestic violence and child development.A qualitative study was carried out through a systematic review of the literature, from three databases, RCAAP, SCielo and Scopus.According to the analysis of the selected articles, it was verified that there is a relationship of great significance between domestic violence and child development. Domestic violence between parents, where the child is often a witness to acts of violence, has a greater risk of having problems in child development on a psychological, emotional and social level. Children subjected to interparental domestic violence are atgreater risk of having aggressive behaviors and greater school failure, as well as difficulties in social relations.According to statistics from Portugal, in a probabilistic view of data on domestic violence, confirmed cases of domestic violence tend to increase and as such, probabilistically, will also increase the risk of problems in child development.

publication date

  • January 1, 2017