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Restricting Contact With Toxic Fathers  

Author:  Allen M. Bailey, J.D..

Source: Volume 02, Number 03, Winter 2010 , pp.225-231(7)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Should children have ongoing contact with their abusive fathers after their parents have separated? That question is the focus of this article. The research indicates that contact with abusive fathers harms children, whether they abuse the children or their former partners. Yet judges will often rule in favor of supervised custody. The author argues that minimizing, or even completely eliminating, contact is actually in children’s best interest when their fathers are abusive.


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