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The need for change

Lynne Harne

in Violent fathering and the risks to children

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9781847429179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304180 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847429179.003.0007
The need for change

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This chapter implies that although there is beginning to be some policy recognition of the problem of violent fathering, it is frequently in conflict with policies that promote the involvement of fathers in children's lives. Too often such policies are focused on fathers' needs rather than those of children. There is therefore an urgent requirement for change more broadly and at a number of different levels. This includes primary preventative measures, which in an era of social welfare cutbacks are likely to be more effective than those that aim to deal with harm to children after it has happened.

Keywords: children; conflict; fathers; preventative measures; social welfare

Chapter.  4355 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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