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ERIC Number: EJ1125489
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Throw-Away Dads? Promoting Healthy Father-Child Attachment in Families Affected by Intimate Partner Violence
Stover, Carla Smith
ZERO TO THREE, v35 n5 p36-42 May 2015
Millions of children witness intimate partner violence (IPV) in their homes each year, and large percentages of those children are infants and toddlers. Children often continue to live with or have frequent visits with their fathers following IPV. Social services agencies rarely provide services to target the father-child relationship beyond psychoeducational parenting classes. This article reviews what is known about parenting and father-child attachment for men with histories of IPV, describes how fathers' own early childhood experiences and attachments in their families of origin impact their relationships in adulthood, and describes how interventions could be designed and implemented to improve outcomes for families impacted by violence.
ZERO TO THREE. 1255 23rd Street NW Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 800-899-4301; Tel: 202-638-1144; Fax: 202-638-0851; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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