Domestic Violence, Developing Brains, and the Lifespan: New Knowledge from Neuroscience

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July 1, 2014

Judges need to be mindful of the social science and the neuroscience showing the effects of exposure to domestic violence on children’s mental and physical health, social and emotional development, and interpersonal relationships. An in-depth article by Lynn Hecht Schafran on the neuroscience of the impact on children of exposure to domestic violence.