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Author Radford, Lorraine

Title Mothering through domestic violence / Lorraine Radford and Marianne Hester
Published London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2006


Description 1 online resource (176 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Walking on eggshells : mothering through domestic violence -- Resisting mother blaming -- Domestic violence and the maltreatment of children -- Children living with domestic violence : impacts and resilience -- Reasserting power and control in child visitation and contact -- Mother blaming in the courts -- Improving safety for women and children -- From blaming mothers to providing positive support : the role of welfare agencies -- Conclusion: Linking the three planets
Summary Research into children and domestic violence in recent years has emphasized the importance of giving positive support to a non-abusive parent for effective child protection. But what exactly does positive support involve?. Based on findings from six primary research studies carried out by the authors themselves, as well as other published research, this book reveals how undermining mothering - specifically, family courts and social work agencies blaming mothers for their own victimization - plays a key role in locking women into abusive relationships and exacerbating the damage don
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-171) and indexes
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Family violence.
Abused wives.
Abused wives -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Mothers -- Legal status, laws, etc
Children of abused wives.
Child welfare.
Abused women -- Services for
Abused women.
Battered Women
Welfare & Benefit Systems.
Child Welfare.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Abuse -- Elder Abuse.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Abuse -- Domestic Partner Abuse.
Abused women.
Abused wives.
Abused wives -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Abused women -- Services for.
Child welfare.
Children of abused wives.
Family violence.
Mothers -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Social services & welfare, criminology.
Social work.
Welfare & benefit systems.
Child welfare.
Domestic violence.
Violence in society.
Family & relationships: advice & issues.
Coping with abuse.
Parenting: advice & issues.
Family and Relationships.
Form Electronic book
Author Hester, Marianne, 1955-
LC no. 2006009675
ISBN 9781846425394