Children living with domestic violence


    Martin C Calder with Dr Gordon T Harold and Emma L
    Howarth, Russell House Publishing

    ISBN 1903855454, £21.95

    Star Rating: 3/5

    The impact of domestic violence on children is the subject of
    this book but it is packed with information for all professionals
    who work with people in potentially violent relationships, The
    first chapter is a comprehensive overview and the book successfully
    integrates theories on possible causes of domestic violence,
    research findings and the legal, ethical and procedural frameworks
    with detailed practice guidance.

    Busy practitioners will welcome the practical assessment
    checklist and bullet point practice guidance. But its condensed
    style leaves little space for reflection and partial reading may
    diminish understanding of some important messages regarding a
    consistent and principled multi-agency approach to domestic
    violence and professional intervention.

    Lynn Baxter is senior lecturer, Greenwich

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