An estimated one in three women has experienced some form of intimate partner violence (IPV), but it can affect people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Unfortunately, during the course of the pandemic and its ensuing lockdowns, rates of intimate partner violence have increased, with victims facing fewer options to leave or spend time elsewhere.
Dr Caroline Piotrowski from the University of Manitoba researches intimate partner violence, its impact on children and the increase in incidents during the pandemic. She describes how the contagion of violence can spread between those affected to those around them, and how its damage can be lessened and unlearned to stop it from spreading any further.
Find more about her research at Sibsmattertoo.ca
Read her original research at: https://doi.org/10.1111/sode.12589
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