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This report contains the latest research on the prevalence of child exposure to domestic violence and best practices in addressing this violence. It also includes recommendations on how the state of Missouri can better meet the needs of children and mothers experiencing violence.
Authors: The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
In 2011, WCADV conducted 6 adult and 2 youth focus groups at DV programs in eight locations around Wisconsin. The purpose of these groups was to understand more about how DV has affected mother-child relationships and learn more about what these mothers and children need from DV programs.
Authors: Jennifer Obinna, Ann Brickson, and Sherry Di Lorenzo
Violence limits young women's ability to manage their reproductive health and exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases. This fact sheet outlines ways that violence affects reproductive health and impacts risky sexual behaviors.
74% of respondents in this study identified male reproductive control as a tactic of abuse used against them by their intimate partner. The article includes recommendations to help women protect their reproductive health and physical safety.
Authors: Ann M. Moore, Lori Frohwirth, & Elizabeth Miller
This report presents voices of immigrant, refugee, and indigenous women survivors on their experiences with the Child Protective Services. The report aims to inform and enhance the child protective services system.
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