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Children’s Perspectives of Mothering in the Context of Domestic Violence: Recent Research Findings  


Author:  D. Kelly Weisberg.


Source: Volume 10, Number 03, Winter 2018 , pp.43-45(3)




Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Abstract: 

D. Kelly Weisberg documents what survivors and their advocates already know: that both before and after separation from an abusive partner, a battered women’s relationship with her children has great significance for her own well-being and, even more, for that of her children. Ms. Weisberg reiterates the often-stated observation that battered mothers’ parenting skills improve after separation, assuming that she becomes finally free to live without the abusive manipulations imposed upon her and her children by the batterer.

Keywords: Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence

Affiliations:  1: Hastings College of Law.

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