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

Ernest N. Jouriles, Renee McDonald, Amy M. Smith Slep, Richard E. Heyman, Edward Garrido

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-235
Number of pages15
JournalViolence and Victims
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Child abuse
  • Co-occurrence
  • Domestic violence
  • Prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Law

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