The appropriateness of the Duluth Model for intimate-partner violence and child to parent violence: a conceptual review

Papamichail, Alexandra and Bates, Elizabeth (2018) The appropriateness of the Duluth Model for intimate-partner violence and child to parent violence: a conceptual review. Partner Abuse . Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

Research demonstrates that child- to-parent violence (CPV), an under researched form of family violence, is associated with intimate partner violence (IPV). The aim of this paper is to critically explore the influence of the Duluth model of IPV on the overarching conceptual frameworks used to explain CPV. Although gender socialisation could indeed be a factor implicated in CPV, the prefixed assumptions of the Duluth model about gender as the ultimate etiological factor, have shaped and dominated the discourses of CPV resulting in devaluation of a range of other factors pertinent for understanding this type of violence. It has been established that violence, and more specifically family violence, is a highly complex phenomenon that has history and continuity; as such contextual, multi-modal explanations are favored (Asen & Fonagy, 2017). This paper discusses the tenets of the theory and consequently, its influence on discourses around etiology and maintenance of this narrative. Future recommendations include ecological, lifespan approaches based upon tailored, evidence-based interventions.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Partner Abuse
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1946-6579
Departments: Applied Psychology and Social Studies
Depositing User: Elizabeth Bates
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2018 12:27
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2018 16:31
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4223

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