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<i>Shared Parenting After Abuse</i>

Carolyn Y. Tubbs and Oliver J. Williams

in Parenting by Men Who Batter

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780195309034
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199863877 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309034.003.0002

Series: Interpersonal Violence

 Shared Parenting After Abuse

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This chapter describes an initial effort to investigate African-American women's perceptions of shared parenting with men who have battered them in the past. It addresses the question: What types of shared parenting expectations do battered women have in reference to men with whom they have a history of violence? The larger goal of this study was to seek women's perspectives on the decision-making processes involved in shared parenting with men with whom they have a history of domestic violence. It also includes the results of focus groups with violent fathers about their desires for involvement with their children.

Keywords: shared parenting; domestic violence; African American women; battered women

Chapter.  11292 words.  Illustrated.

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