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Parenting by Men Who Batter: New Directions for Assessment and Intervention

Jeffrey L. Edleson and Oliver J. Williams

Abstract

What is the best way to work with fathers who have a history of abusive behavior toward their intimate partners? This question is among the thorniest that social service and criminal justice professionals must deal with in their careers, and this book examines the host of equally difficult issues that surround it. Beginning with the voices of mothers and fathers who speak about men's contact with and parenting of their children, the book then examines court and mental health services perspectives on how much involvement violent men should have in their children's lives. The second half of the ... More

Keywords: fathers, abusive behavior, parenting, court, mental health services, Fathering After Violence, Caring Dads, batterer programs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195309034
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309034.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey L. Edleson, editor
University of Minnesota

Oliver J. Williams, editor
University of Minnesota

Contents

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1 Introduction

Jeffrey L. Edleson, and Oliver J. Williams

2 Shared Parenting After Abuse

Carolyn Y. Tubbs, and Oliver J. Williams

3 Assessing the Best Interests of the Child

Peter G. Jaffe, and Claire V. Crooks

4 Deciding on Fathers’ Involvement in Their Children’s Treatment After Domestic Violence

Betsy McAlister Groves, Patricia Van Horn, and Alicia F. Lieberman

6 Guidelines for Intervention With Abusive Fathers

Katreena L. Scott, Karen J. Francis, Claire V. Crooks, Michelle Paddon, and David A. Wolfe

7 Working With Fathers in Batterer Intervention Programs

Juan Carlos Areán, and Lonna Davis

8 Latino Fathers in Recovery

Ricardo Carrillo, and Jerry Tello