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Literature Review: Better Outcomes for Children and Young People Experiencing Domestic Abuse - Directions for Good Practice

DescriptionReview of literature on domestic abuse and its effects on children and young people
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Official Print Publication DateAugust 2008
Website Publication DateAugust 04, 2008

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Protection • Provision • Prevention • Participation
Professor Cathy Humphreys, Claire Houghton, Dr Jane Ellis
ISBN 978 0 7559 5802 3
This document is also available in pdf format (846k)
PDFs of individual chapters are also available Chapter 1 : Chapter 2 : Chapter 3 : Chapter 4 : Chapter 5 : Chapter 6 .

Contents

Acknowledgements

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
Background
The National Domestic Abuse Delivery Group
The literature review and structure
References

CHAPTER TWO THE RESEARCH EVIDENCE ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE- Cathy Humphreys and Claire Houghton
The prevalence of children and young people living with domestic abuse
The risks of direct abuse and exposure to domestic abuse
The impact of living with domestic abuse
An attack on the mother-child relationship
Summary
References

CHAPTER THREE PARTICIPATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE -Claire Houghton
Introduction
The unique perspective of children with experience of domestic abuse
Children's 'exposure' to domestic abuse
Children's perspectives on domestically violent fathers
Children's perspectives on what helps
Children's views on the lack of professional help, and the help that is needed
Children's participation in research, practice and policy development
Summary
Directions for good practice- participation
References

CHAPTER FOUR PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE -Cathy Humphreys and Claire Houghton
Pathways to protection and multi-agency collaboration
A focus on perpetrators
The links between women protection and child protection
Summary
Directions for good practice - protection
References

CHAPTER FIVE PROVISION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE -Cathy Humphreys and Claire Houghton
Services for pregnant women and infants
Informal support
Individual work
Group work
Mother-child strengthening
Websites and helplines
Summary
Directions for good practice - provision
References
Annex - Methodology ( for Chapters by Cathy Humphreys and Claire Houghton)

CHAPTER SIX PRIMARY PREVENTION OF DOMESTIC ABUSE THROUGH EDUCATION -Jane Ellis
Introduction

Legal context
The public health model of prevention
Educational work to prevent domestic abuse
The Scottish policy context
Directions for good practice -primary prevention through education
Annex - Curriculum programmes known to be currently in use with children/young people in Scotland
References