We gratefully acknowledge Jeffrey L. Edleson's and Oliver J. Williams’ helpful feedback on an earlier version of this article.
Intimate Partner Violence, Parental Divorce, and Child Custody: Directions for Intervention and Future Research*
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2006
Volume 55, Issue 2, pages 200–210, April 2006
How to Cite
Hardesty, J. L. and Chung, G. H. (2006), Intimate Partner Violence, Parental Divorce, and Child Custody: Directions for Intervention and Future Research. Family Relations, 55: 200–210. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2006.00370.x
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2006
- child custody;
- children and domestic violence;
- intimate partner violence
Abstract: Joint custody and cooperative coparenting are often unsafe for women who leave violent partners. Although certain legal protections are available, more work is needed to understand and address abused women's needs in this context. This study provides divorce scholars and practitioners with information on the interface between separation/divorce and intimate partner violence. We review existing research, policies, and programs and propose directions for intervention and research that center around the unique needs of these families.