Protecting Children from Domestic Violence

Strategies for Community Intervention

Edited by Peter G. Jaffe, Linda L. Baker, and Alison J. Cunningham

February 13, 2004
ISBN 9781572309920
Price: $43.00
238 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

“This engaging and readable book is a 'must-have' volume for practitioners or policymakers working with or planning for the welfare of children and adults affected by domestic violence....As a researcher who has worked in the areas of family violence and child welfare for more than a decade, I would consider this volume as a comprehensive survey of the state of knowledge about promising strategies for protecting children from domestic violence....This book is a highly recommended tool for anyone with a personal or professional interest in the subject of helping children cope with violence in their families.”

Prevention Researcher

“For far too long, children exposed to domestic violence have been overlooked—if not forgotten—by those who should be protecting them and providing effective interventions. This book is a welcome and invaluable resource for a range of practitioners working in the area of domestic violence. Readers from different fields will be enlightened as to the roles each might play in addressing children's needs. As a text, the book will be useful in the classrooms of law schools, law enforcement training academies, and graduate schools of social work and psychology, to name just a few.”

—Honorable Peter C. Macdonald, (Retired), District Judge, Third Judicial District, Commonwealth of Kentucky; Co-chair, Family Violence Committee, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

“This volume brings together the latest research about the effects of domestic violence on children and how our policies and programs should respond. It is a critical desk reference for policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and educators who care about and advocate for the safety of children.”

—Diane DePanfilis, PhD, MSW, Institute for Human Services Policy, University of Maryland School of Social Work

“An important contribution. This comprehensive volume tackles ongoing and emerging issues—such as whether childhood exposure to domestic violence should be defined as maltreatment—and fills in gaps in the existing domestic violence literature. The book also addresses assessment and intervention from the individual to the community levels. It will be a valuable resource for professionals in the areas of child welfare, intimate partner violence, law enforcement, and family and criminal law, as well as for faculty in social work, child development, criminal justice, and related programs.”

—Caroline L. Burry, PhD, School of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore