This review finds that children and adolescents living with domestic violence are at increased risk of experiencing emotional, physical and sexual abuse, of developing emotional and behavioral problems and of increased exposure to the presence of other adversities in their lives.
It also highlights a range of protective factors that can mitigate against this impact, in particular a strong relationship with and attachment to a caring adult, usually the mother.
A comprehensive search of identified databases was conducted within an 11-year framework (1995–2006).
This yielded a vast literature which was selectively organized and analyzed according to the four domains identified above.
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Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is the termination of a marriage or marital union, the canceling or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country or state.
Specifically, healthcare professionals should be aware of the signs and symptoms associated with domestic violence.
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Accordingly, it is essential that healthcare professionals are taught to recognize and accurately interpret behaviors associated with domestic violence.
It is incumbent upon the healthcare professional to establish and implement protocols for early identification of domestic violence victims and their abusers.
Countries that have relatively recently legalized divorce are Italy (1970), Portugal (1975), Brazil (1977), Spain (1981), Argentina (1987), Where it is seen as a contract, the refusal or inability of one spouse to perform the obligations stipulated in the contract may constitute a ground for divorce for the other spouse.