Preschooler witnesses of marital violence: predictors and mediators of child behavior problems.

@article{Lieberman2005PreschoolerWO,
  title={Preschooler witnesses of marital violence: predictors and mediators of child behavior problems.},
  author={Alicia F. Lieberman and Patricia Van Horn and Emily J. Ozer},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={385-96}
}
This paper describes a conceptual approach to understanding the impact of marital violence on preschoolers, examines the predictors and mediators of child behavioral problems in a clinical sample of multiethnic preschoolers who witnessed their mothers' battering by their father figure, and presents empirical evidence supporting the use of relationship-based therapeutic modalities in treating preschoolers exposed to violence. We find that exposure to violence and maternal life stress are each… CONTINUE READING