Learning Network: Education, Research & Resources on Gender Based Violence
Newsletter Issue 20: Links between the maltreatment of girls & later victimization or use of violence
Approximately one third of Canadian women will first experience abuse in childhood. Many of these women will continue to experience violence across the life course; some will use violence in subsequent peer, intimate, or family relationships. Multiple experiences of violence can result in negative health outcomes that accumulate over time. Exploring how trajectories of violence may unfold for women and girls is critical to improving prevention efforts. This newsletter provides an overview of the literature linking early experiences of violence to later use or revictimization. We invite you to read our full report from which this newsletter is drawn here.