Danielle Swerin, a lecturer in the Department of Criminal Justice, was quoted extensively in an Idaho Press article on children who are exposed to domestic violence.
In “Offering resources to the community’s youngest victims of violence,” Swerin said research has found that children have the same responses to witnessing trauma as they do to experiencing physical abuse.
“Abusers are creating that toxic environment, for everyone. They’re harming their partner. They’re also choosing to harm their children,” she said.
The article also referenced “Police Response to Children Present at Domestic Violence Incidents,” a paper that Swerin wrote for the journal Child Maltreatment with Boise State criminal justice professors Lisa Growette Bostaph, Laura King and Lane Kirkland Gillespie.