How Child Welfare Workers Assess and Intervene Around Issues of Domestic Violence

  title={How Child Welfare Workers Assess and Intervene Around Issues of Domestic Violence},
  author={M. Shepard and Michael Raschick},
  journal={Child Maltreatment},
  pages={148 - 156}
Research shows a close connection between domestic violence and child maltreatment. In recent years, there has been an increased recognition of this by child welfare professionals. However, little empirical work has been done on the actual assessments and interventions of frontline child welfare workers in relationship to domestic violence. Through surveying public child welfare workers in a Midwestern community, this article examines these issues. 

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