Stop "Poking the Bear": Dealing With Violence in the Family

Kent, Marcia
November 2013
Reclaiming Children & Youth;Fall2013, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p50
Academic Journal
The article discusses practical strategies for preventing and managing interpersonal aggression. Aggression between family members is one of the most common presenting concerns in child psychiatry. Factors that increase irritability and reactivity include lack of sleep, hydration, safety, security and hunger. Children reportedly feel unsafe when adults exhibit aggression, intoxication and bullying.


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