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Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse and Neglect  

Author:  Cecilia Casanueva, Ph.D..; Jonathan B. Kotch, M.D., M.P.H.; Adam Zolotor, M.D., M.P.H..

Source: Volume 02, Number 03, Winter 2010 , pp.253-276(24)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Child abuse and partner violence often co-occur, but are frequently overlooked by both advocates for battered women and child protective agencies. Men and women can perpetrate both partner and child abuse. Partner violence can also be a risk factor for child maltreatment. In this article, the authors explore the research on the co-occurrence of intimate partner violence and child maltreatment, describing data from a wide range of samples. They also explore the link between history of child maltreatment and later revictimization or perpetration as an adult. They describe the consequences for children when there is partner violence in the home, and give an overview of services for families who are experiencing both types of abuse.


Affiliations:  1: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 2: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 3: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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