Omestic Violence and its consequences for Women and Children

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1. Explore and reflect on the extent and nature of domestic violence by males within the family home and the impact this has upon both women and children.

2. Do we have a better understanding of the interrelationship between domestic violence and child abuse? Critically reflect and discuss the background and context of UK research on child abuse and protection in which there have been incidences of abuse that were directly involved with domestic violence.

3. Evaluate the findings, outcomes and the impact that of the research and the effects it has had with regard to Policy and Procedures within the social services environment and Public and Private Law.

4. Analysis of current strategies/polices and/or which have recently been implemented with regards to ensuring the safeguarding of children effectively within the domain of domestic violence.

Proposed Working Title:
Domestic Violence and its consequences for Women and Children

Research Topic:
The growing awareness of domestic violence and its consequences for women and children, demonstrating that domestic violence has a significant impact on the lives of children and on their current and future wellbeing. Traditionally, the abuse of women and the abuse of children were examined as separate issues, with services and policies being developed at different stages by different groups, often in isolation.

My Research Objectives will be to find out:
” What is domestic violence?
” What impact does it have on both women and children?
” Do we now have a better understanding of the interrelationship between domestic violence and child abuse?
” How a woman s parenting capacity is affected.
” What is the heightened probability that the children are being abused?
” What does research show us about the connection between children suffering physical abuse, neglect or emotional abuse and their mothers being subjected to violence form the same partner.
” Child abuse as part of the perpetrator s violence against the mother, and vice versa.
” How much importance do professionals place on a child witnessing and living with high levels of violence?
” What are the outcomes for children living with domestic violence?
” Domestic violence as a context for chid deaths.
” Primary prevention
” What constitutes effective support?



Selective list of sources:
Radford, L. & Hester, M (2006) Mothering Through Domestic Violence. London: Jessica Kingsley. The book shows research finding into children and domestic violence in recent years and emphasises the importance of hiving positive support to a non-abusive parent for effective child protection. Using secondary research the book reveals how undermining mothering, specifically, family courts and social work agencies blaming mothers for their own victimisation which can play a key role in licking women into abusive relationships and exacerbating the damage done by domestic violence.

Vincent, J. P. & Jouriles, E. N. (2003) (ed) Domestic Violence: Guidelines for Research-Informed Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley. This book describes some effective intervention programs which have helped t reduce the incidence, severity or impact of domestic violence in particular populations. It features assessment programs that identify risk profiles of potential perpetrators and victims and presents a comprehensive account of innovative approaches that have improve the quality and effectiveness of service initiatives to combat domestic violence.

Hester, M. & Pearson, C. Harwin, N & Abrahams, H. (2007) (2nd ed) Making an Impact: Children and Domestic Violence. London: Jessica Kingsley. The reason for this book choice is because it provides a comprehensive review of recent research and legislation relating to domestic violence and its consequences for children, and identifies the implications for practice.

Cohen, J. A. & Mannarino, A. P. (1997) A treatment study for sexually abused preschool children: initial findings. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 36, 1228-1235. This journal shows in its findings that their approach exemplifies the effect of partnership between research and practice, where experience in each arena can serve to inform the other.

Deblinger, E. McLeer, S. V. & Henry, D. (1990) Cognitive-behavioural treatment for sexually abused children suffering post-traumatic stress: preliminary findings. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 29, 747-752. This journal shows how secondary research can encourage client to use and develop adaptive coping skills to reduce distress and to manage the memory or traumatic events.

Sullivan, C. (2001) Evaluating the Outcomes of Domestic Violence Service Programs: Some Practical Considerations and Strategies. National Electronic Network on Violence against Women.

php. This network reflects the learning from a number of groundbreaking collaborations across the country that link domestic violence and child abuse/neglect interventions. More needs to be done to forge new ways for domestic violence advocates to approach and work with child protection caseworkers, juvenile courts, child welfare, foster families, treatment providers and others. Through these collaborations we will learn much more about what works for women and children and for those who work on their behalf.
Havard referencing

Selective list of sources:
Radford, L. & Hester, M (2006) Mothering Through Domestic Violence. London: Jessica Kingsley. The book shows research finding into children and domestic violence in recent years and emphasises the importance of hiving positive support to a non-abusive parent for effective child protection. Using secondary research the book reveals how undermining mothering, specifically, family courts and social work agencies blaming mothers for their own victimisation which can play a key role in licking women into abusive relationships and exacerbating the damage done by domestic violence.

Vincent, J. P. & Jouriles, E. N. (2003) (ed) Domestic Violence: Guidelines for Research-Informed Practice. London: Jessica Kingsley. This book describes some effective intervention programs which have helped t reduce the incidence, severity or impact of domestic violence in particular populations. It features assessment programs that identify risk profiles of potential perpetrators and victims and presents a comprehensive account of innovative approaches that have improve the quality and effectiveness of service initiatives to combat domestic violence.

Hester, M. & Pearson, C. Harwin, N & Abrahams, H. (2007) (2nd ed) Making an Impact: Children and Domestic Violence. London: Jessica Kingsley. The reason for this book choice is because it provides a comprehensive review of recent research and legislation relating to domestic violence and its consequences for children, and identifies the implications for practice.

Cohen, J. A. & Mannarino, A. P. (1997) A treatment study for sexually abused preschool children: initial findings. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 36, 1228-1235. This journal shows in its findings that their approach exemplifies the effect of partnership between research and practice, where experience in each arena can serve to inform the other.

Deblinger, E. McLeer, S. V. & Henry, D. (1990) Cognitive-behavioural treatment for sexually abused children suffering post-traumatic stress: preliminary findings. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 29, 747-752. This journal shows how secondary research can encourage client to use and develop adaptive coping skills to reduce distress and to manage the memory or traumatic events.

Sullivan, C. (2001) Evaluating the Outcomes of Domestic Violence Service Programs: Some Practical Considerations and Strategies. National Electroni