Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Children with exposure to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) often develop effects from the trauma physiologically, socially, and developmentally, and if not appropriately addressed, these effects may continue into adulthood and result in a child experiencing or perpetrating IPV as an adult. This study developed an intervention-based program as a form of game therapy designed to be played with a group of children with CEDV and then tested the functionality and enjoyability of it on a collection of primarily college-aged individuals in multiple virtual game sessions. The study found the game to be quite enjoyable and functional, with participants having high levels of overall enjoyment and opinions of the game. Various suggestions to enhance the playability of the game were given, and ultimately more studies are required to test the efficacy of the intervention program on helping children exposed to IPV recover.
Berner, Marisa, "The Development & Functionality of a Group Intervention Program for Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence". Senior Theses, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2021.
Trinity College Digital Repository, https://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/theses/924