Domestic and family violence and parenting

Domestic and family violence and parenting

Mixed methods insights into impact and support needs

Leesa Hooker, Rae Kaspiew and Angela Taft

Commissioned report— January 2016

Project financed by Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety Limited (ANROWS) and commissioned to the Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University and the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

This paper reviews what is known about the impact of domestic and family violence (DFV) on parenting. It considers how often DFV occurs among parents; the impact of DFV on parenting; the methods and behaviours used by perpetrators to disrupt the mother-child relationship; and best practice interventions to strengthen and support a healthy mother-child relationship. The gaps in the evidence and research priorities for Australia are also identified.

This report was authored by AIFS staff and external staff and published by ANROWS

Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed methods insights into impact and support needs

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