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Moving beyond the narrow clinical perspective sometimes applied to viewing the emotional and developmental risks to battered children, The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics, Second Edition offers a view that takes into account the complex ways in which a batterer’s abusive and controlling behaviors are woven into the fabric of daily life. This book is a guide for therapists, child protective workers, family and juvenile court personnel, and other human service providers in addressing the complex impact that batterers—specifically, male batterers of a domestic partner when there are children in the household—have on family functioning. In addition to providing an understanding of batterers as parents and family members, the book also supplies clearly delineated approaches to such practice ...

Supporting Recovery: Assessing Risk to Children from Batterers and Structuring Visitation
Supporting recovery: Assessing risk to children from batterers and structuring visitation

“I get concerned when there's a pending child custody and visitation issue and in between that, one party or the other claims that there's some violence in between. It raises the court's eyebrows because based on my experience, it's a way for one party to try to gain an advantage over the other.”

—Judge David Mazurek, in Joshua Tree (CA) Superior Court, speaking to Katie Tagle at a hearing in 2010 at which he refused to grant a restraining order, 3 weeks before her ex-husband Stephen Garcia murdered their 9-month old son Wyatt (S. Moore, 2010b).

“Yes, I did [review the father's response], I reviewed it ...

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