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Violence Vict. 2008;23(2):221-35.

Child abuse in the context of domestic violence: prevalence, explanations, and practice implications.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275-0442, USA. ejourile@smu.edu

Abstract

This article addresses the following questions: (a) How common is child abuse among domestically violent families? (b) Are there specific patterns of child abuse among domestically violent families? (c) What may explain occurrences of child abuse in domestically violent families? (d) How might domestic violence affect treatment for child abuse? We review research on child abuse in the context of domestic violence. We discuss implications of this research for service-delivery programs for domestically violent families.

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18624091
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