3 Women 3 Ways
ABUSED MOTHERS AND CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
It is no surprise that children suffer in intimate partner abuse situations. Neither is it a surprise that some of those children are taken into care by child protective services. One group of researchers decided to take a look at the mothers in some of these situations and compare those who had children taken away, either temporarily or permanently, with those who did not. The results were revealing, to say the least.
Leslie M. Tutty, PhD, professor emerita from the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary, shares some of the findings from the study that looked at more than 600 women over four years and discovered some commonalities when children were taken away. Dr. Tutty has done extensive research into services for domestic violence, not only for abused women, but also treatment for adult and child victims of sexual abuse, and even groups for men who are perpetrators. She is widely published and has authored and edited textbooks for social workers as well as journal articles.
Join us as we look at abused mothers’ mental health, how they protect their children, and what stands out among those who have had their children taken into care by CPS.
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