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Domestic Violence-Informed Research Briefing: Domestic Violence Survivors’ Parenting Strengths

General Material
Published Date
August, 2017

Focusing on the impact of domestic violence on children has often been synonymous with a “failure to protect” approach to mothers who are domestic violence survivors. As strengths based work with families becomes more prevalent, the research on protective capacities of domestic violence survivors as parents becomes more important to supporting a shift in policy and practice-from “failure to protect” to domestic violence-informed. This briefing explores some of the research that demonstrates the protective capacities of adult survivors and their implications for policy and practice.