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t may be hard to believe an abusive partner can ever make good on his threat to take the children away from his victim. After all, he has a history of violent behavior and she almost never does. Unfortunately, a surprising number of battered women lose custody of their children. The actual number is not known and offenders appear to be no more successful in gaining custody than non-offenders (Liss & Stahly, 1993). However, violence against one parent by another is often considered in custody-determination proceedings (Family Violence Project, 1995). This document describes some of the legal and cultural trends surrounding custody and visitation decisions and the social science evidence supporting a need to consider domestic violence in these decisions.
General Views About Joint Custody
Parents Most at Risk for Physical and Emotional Abuse of a Child
Factors Related to Risk to the Children
Parents’ Childhood Victimization.
Parents’ Psychological Characteristics.
Interventions for the Abuser.
Recommendations for Custody and Visitation
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