Child Abuse Review Volume: 23 Issue: 2 Dated: March-April 2014 Pages: 104-115
The purpose of this research was to assist in understanding the impact on children of the coexistence of the parental risk factors of mental health problems, family violence and substance abuse.
This paper draws upon the findings of an analysis of 16 child death reviews of children known to child protection services in Victoria, Australia. The purpose of the research was to assist in understanding the impact on children of the coexistence of the parental risk factors of mental health problems, family violence and substance abuse. The common coexistence of the three risk factors was identified by the Victorian Child Death Review Committee in its analysis of child death reviews conducted by the Office of the Child Safety Commissioner. The researchers analyzed a group of review reports and interviewed and surveyed practitioners in a range of fields. Lessons from filicide research have been integrated into the findings identifying lessons for policy and practice, and the importance of multi-service collaboration. A framework for understanding different elements of sharing knowledge is presented. Abstract published by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons.
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