International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
It is widely recognized that alcoholism and relationship violence often have serious consequences for adults; however, children living with alcoholic parents are susceptible to the deleterious familial environments these caregivers frequently create. Given the prevalence of IPV among patients entering substance abuse treatment, coupled with the negative familial consequences associated with these types of behavior, this review explores what have been, to this point, two divergent lines of research: (a) the effects of parental alcoholism on children, and (b) the effects of children's exposure to intimate partner violence. In this article, the interrelationship between alcoholism and IPV is examined, with an emphasis on the developmental impact of these behaviors (individually and together) on children living in the home and offers recommendations for future research directions.
Original Publication Citation
Klostermann, K., & Kelley, M.L. (2009). Alcoholism and intimate partner violence: Effects on children's psychosocial adjustment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 6(12), 3156-3168. doi: 10.3390/ijerph6123156
Klostermann, Keith and Kelley, Michelle L., "Alchoholism and Intimate Partner Violence: Effects on Children's Psychosocial Adjustment" (2009). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2.