Child welfare professionals' experiences of childhood exposure to domestic violence

Sandra Den Van Bosse, Melanie A. McGinn

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Abstract

This study explores the impact of childhood exposure to domestic violence and using family intervention techniques. In interviews, 12 child welfare professionals explored their experiences with the violence, the family interventions, the lifelong impact, and its influence on their career choice. The results pointed to a need for creating more opportunities for children to talk about their lives with professionals, for improved screening techniques, and for a preference for interventions focusing on rehabilitation for the batterer, which maintained family preservation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-63
Number of pages17
JournalChild Welfare
Volume88
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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