Research review - Highlighting the Voice of the Child - Assessing the Psychological Impacts of Witnessing Inter-Parental Conflict and Domestic Violence on Children: Introducing the Child and Adolescent Welfare Assessment Checklist
Author: Professor Gordon Harold and Dr. Katherine Shelton, School of Psychology, Cardiff University BIOG
Publication Date: 11 August 2008
Theoretical background: Highlighting the "voice of the child"
Domestic violence and a child’s psychological development
Inter-parental conflict and children’s psychological development
Legislative background: Emphasising the "voice of the child"
Assessing the psychological impacts of witnessing inter-parental conflict and violence on children: Capturing the "voice of the child"
The CAFCASS CYMRU Child and Adolescent Welfare Assessment Checklist (CC-CAWAC)
Deriving meaning: Converting individual scores to facilitate practical recommendations
Summary and conclusions
Implications for practice and policy
This article presents a review of research relating to the effects of inter-parental conflict and domestic violence on children and introduces an evidence-based ‘risk assessment’ toolkit developed for use by the Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in Wales (CAFCASS CYMRU) aimed at assessing the psychological impacts of witnessing inter-parental conflict and domestic violence on children (1).
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