Study: Childhood Adversity Can Lead to Partner Violence
Every year, domestic violence among couples accounts for about half a million injuries in women, and a hundred thousand injuries in men, yet there's much to learn about what turns someone into a perpetrator. Harvard university researcher Andrea Roberts wanted to find out more about the role of childhood adversity -- primarily physical and sexual abuse. She co-authored a study in the newest issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. As Roberts told WFCR's Karen Brown, the new research focuses on how factors that make someone prone to be violent in a relationship.... interact.