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    DescriptionResearch 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 done by domestic violence. It explores the principle message drawn from the research: that the needs of individual victims should inform risk assessment and safety planning by welfare practitioners. Case studies are used to explore key issues that should be considered during assessment and planning, such as the psychological impact on children of living in an abusive household; mother and child protection from an abusive partner during court proceedings; and child contact with an abusive parent. "Mothering Through Domestic Violence" is essential reading for practitioners working in the fields of family and child welfare, family courts and policy makers.


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    Title
    Mothering Through Domestic Violence
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lorraine Radford, By (author) Marianne Hester
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 268 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843104735
    ISBN 10: 1843104733
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JKSB1, JKSN
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    BISAC V2.8: FAM000000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    BISAC V2.8: FAM032000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25310
    BIC subject category V2: JFFE3
    B&T General Subject: 347
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    DC22: 362.82/92, 362.8292
    BISAC V2.8: SOC025000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FAM001000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HV6626 .R33 2006
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: JKSB1, JKSN, JBFK3
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
    Imprint name
    JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
    Publication date
    01 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Lorraine Radford is Reader in Criminology at Roehampton University, UK. Marianne Hester is Professor of Gender, Violence and International Policy at the University of Bristol, UK and is co-author of Making an Impact: Children and Domestic Violence - A Reader, also by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
    Table of contents
    Contents: Acknowldegements. 1. Introduction. 2. Walking on Eggshells - Mothering Through Domestic Violence. 3. Resisting Mother Blaming. 4. Domestic Violence and the Maltreatment of Children. 5. Children Living with Domestic Violence - Impacts and Resilience. 6. Re-asserting Power and Control in Child Visitation and Contact. 7. Mother Blaming in the Courts 8. Improving Safety for Women and Children after Separation. 9. From Blaming Mothers to Providing Positive Support - The Role of Welfare Agencies. 10. Conclusion - Linking the Three Planets. References. Subject Index. Author Index.