Women in the Middle: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and the Child Welfare System

  title={Women in the Middle: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and the Child Welfare System},
  author={E. S. Brown},
  • E. S. Brown
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • In families affected by domestic violence, women are typically both the battered party and the parent most likely to be responsible for the caretaking of children. Although the domestic violence and child welfare service systems both work towards ending family violence, con icting goals re ect the historical tension between the woman-centered battered women's movement and the child-centered child welfare system. This article considers the overlap between the domestic violence and child… CONTINUE READING
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