Case outcomes of child welfare-involved families affected by domestic violence: A review of the literature

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Abstract

There is emerging evidence to suggest that children who come to the attention of child protective authorities are more likely to experience out-of-home placement if their families are affected by domestic violence than other reasons for investigation. To develop a better understanding of child welfare-involved families that are exposed to domestic violence, this article provides a comprehensive review of research examining the effects of domestic violence on the likelihood of out-of-home placement and family reunification. A search of the literature resulted in 16 articles that met the study's criteria. Data suggested that domestic violence may be negatively related to out-of-home placement depending on the sample type, and marginally related to family reunification. Recommendations and implications related to future research are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1400-1407
Number of pages8
JournalChildren and Youth Services Review
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Child welfare
  • Domestic violence
  • Foster home care
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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