Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2020

Publication Title

Child & Family Social Work

Volume

25

Issue

1

Pages

206-209

Publisher Name

Wiley

Abstract

Physical and emotional sibling violence is a problematic occurrence for many children, adults, and families, yet this form of violence rarely falls within the purview of state laws and policies. Failure to protect laws offer one avenue through which sibling violence can be addressed by holding parents and caregivers accountable for harm that occurs to a child in their custody. This article provides background information on physical and emotional sibling violence as well as a general overview of failure to protect laws in the context of intimate partner violence with particular consideration of these laws in addressing sibling violence. In addition, the role social work practitioners can play in intervening and addressing sibling violence through psychoeducation leading to policy (i.e., failure to act laws) is presented.

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Author Posting © Wiley, 2020. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Wiley for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Child & Family Social Work, Volume 25, Issue 1, February, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12643

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