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Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed-method insights into impact and support needs: Final report.

R Kaspiew, B Horsfall, L Qu, JM Nicholson, C Humphreys, K diemer, J dunstan

ANROWS | Published : 2017

Abstract

This report collates the findings of a research study into the impact of domestic and family violence on parenting capacity and parent-child relationships in Australia. The study focused on three main issues: parental conflict in families and impacts on the emotional health and parenting behaviours of mothers and fathers and child functioning; how DFV experienced before separation, after separation, or both affects parents' emotional health and parent-child relationships; and mothers' experiences of engagement with services in the domestic and family violence, child protection, and family law systems. A mixed method approach involving four separate components was employed, involving a review..

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