Risk factors for family violence: Introduction to the special series

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The purpose of this series is to review the strength of risk and protective factors for each of seven forms of family violence: partner physical, psychological, and sexual abuse; child physical, psychological, and sexual abuse and child neglect. Definitions of risk and protective factors are presented, as is the five-stage prevention intervention research cycle. The reviews in this series are designed to provide stakeholders with a convenient summary from which to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current risk and protective factor knowledge. Such reviews are necessary to allow for the eventual construction of etiological models that can support the development of preventive intervention programs and research into their efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalAggression and Violent Behavior
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 2001


  • Child neglect
  • Child physical abuse
  • Child psychological abuse
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Partner physical abuse
  • Partner psychological abuse
  • Partner sexual abuse
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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