This study examined the ways in which physical and/or sexual violence within a family affects the individual, the family unit, and the community. The project focused on prevention programs and policies in order to better understand the varied outcomes of family violence.
This was a collaborative, multi-site project involving a comprehensive follow-up study of families in which physical and/or sexual violence has occurred. The study examined the impact of these events upon the individual, the family, and the community, thereby evaluating the efficacy of specific interventions. The study focused on programs and policies designed to prevent and treat family violence, and to promote child safety and family functioning. Study participants included fathers, mothers, and child victims from families of reported incest, child physical abuse, and/or partner violence. The study addressed scientific questions about the long-term outcomes of family violence and the differential impact of violence on the child and the family.
Mahoney, P., & Williams, L. M. (1998). Sexual Assault in Marriage: Prevalence, Consequences, and Treatment of Wife Rape. In J. L. Jasinski & L. M. Williams (Eds.)Partner Violence: A Comprehensive Review of 20 Years of Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Jasinski, J. L., & Williams, L. M. (Eds.) (1998). Partner Violence: A Comprehensive Review of 20 Years of Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.