Date of Award
Level of Access Assigned by Author
Master of Science (MS)
Sandra L. Caron
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
This exploratory study investigated the factors which Child Protective Service caseworkers believe invoke change within the domestic violence abuser and victim, and ultimately may lead to success in terms of keeping the children within the family unit. Interviews with six case workers asked them about their approach, the demographic information about the family, length of domestic violence, and other variables that they believe may have influenced the family's ability to change. The successful reunifications took place within the families who fully engaged in services, admitted the issues within the family home, set clear boundaries with each other, and sought and maintained an appropriate support system. Implications for caseworkers involved with families experiencing domestic violence, as well as directions for future research, are discussed.
Cole, Mary Ann, "Exploring Factors which Lead to Successful Outcomes in Domestic Violence Cases: Interviews with Case Workers" (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1196.