Child welfare policy and practice on children’s exposure to domestic violence

Cross, Theodore P., Mathews, Benjamin P., Tonmyr, Lil, Scott, Debbie, Ouimet, Catherine, & (2012) Child welfare policy and practice on children’s exposure to domestic violence. Child Abuse and Neglect, 36(3), pp. 210-216.

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There are emerging movements in several countries to improve policy and practice to protect children from exposure to domestic violence. These movements have resulted in the collection of new data on EDV and the design and implementation of new child welfare policies and practices. To assist with the development of child welfare practice, this article summarizes current knowledge on the prevalence of EDV, and on child welfare services policies and practices that may hold promise for reducing the frequency and impact of EDV on children. We focus on Australia, Canada, and the United States, as these countries share a similar socio-legal context, a long history of enacting and expanding legislation about reporting of maltreatment, debates regarding the application of reporting laws to EDV, and new child welfare practices that show promise for responding more effectively to EDV.

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ID Code: 49566
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Children, Exposure to domestic violence, Family violence, Child health, Law, Public policy, Mandatory reporting, Differential response
DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.11.004
ISSN: 0145-2134
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Community Child Health (111704)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Copyright Statement: “NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Child Abuse and Neglect. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Child Abuse and Neglect, [VOL 36, ISSUE 3, (March 2012)]. DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2011.11.004”
Deposited On: 05 Apr 2012 01:32
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 04:43

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