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dc.contributor.authorAlisic, Eva
dc.contributor.authorGroot, Arend
dc.contributor.authorSnetselaar, Hanneke
dc.contributor.authorStroeken, Tielke
dc.contributor.authorvan de Putte, Elise
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-01T17:05:52Z
dc.date.available2015-09-01T17:05:52Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-29
dc.identifier.citationBMC Psychiatry. 2015 Jul 29;15(1):177
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12888-015-0565-z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/31727
dc.description.abstractAbstract Background The loss of a parent due to intimate partner homicide has a major impact on children. Professionals involved have to make far-reaching decisions regarding placement, guardianship, mental health care and contact with the perpetrating parent, without an evidence base to guide these decisions. We introduce a study protocol to a) systematically describe the demographics, circumstances, mental health and wellbeing of children bereaved by intimate partner homicide and b) build a predictive model of factors associated with children’s mental health and wellbeing after intimate partner homicide. Methods/Design This study focuses on children bereaved by parental intimate partner homicide in the Netherlands over a period of 20 years (1993 – 2012). It involves an incidence study to identify all Dutch intimate partner homicide cases between 1993 and 2012 by which children have been bereaved; systematic case reviews to describe the demographics, circumstances and care trajectories of these children; and a mixed-methods study to assess mental health, wellbeing, and experiences regarding decisions made and care provided. Discussion Clinical experience and initial research suggest that the children involved often need long-term intensive mental health and case management. The costs of these services are extensive and the stakes are high. This study lays the foundation for an international dataset and evidence-informed decision making.
dc.titleParental intimate partner homicide and its consequences for children: protocol for a population-based study
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.date.updated2015-07-29T18:18:57Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
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