Violent fathering and the risks to children

The need for change

Lynne Harne

Violent fathering and the risks to children
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Lynne Harne

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

216 pages
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781847422118 Published May 2011 For sale in North and South America only
Current family policy approaches emphasise the significance of paternal involvement in children's lives, yet there has been a silence on violent and abusive fathering in these discourses. This is the first UK book to specifically focus on violent fathering discussing original research in the context of domestic violence and emerging practice literature to address this problem.The book examines fathers' perceptions of their domestic violence and its impact on children, their relationships with children and their parenting practices. It will be of interest to academics and professionals in family and child welfare policy, socio-legal studies, social work, criminology and other disciplines with an interest in domestic violence and child protection.
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