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Strengthening the Mother-Child Relationship Following Domestic Abuse : Service Evaluation. / Smith, Emma; Belton, Emma; Barnard, Matt; Fisher, Helen L.; Taylor, Julie.

In: Child Abuse Review, Vol. 24, No. 4, 07.2015, p. 261-273.

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Smith, E, Belton, E, Barnard, M, Fisher, HL & Taylor, J 2015, 'Strengthening the Mother-Child Relationship Following Domestic Abuse: Service Evaluation' Child Abuse Review, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 261-273. https://doi.org/10.1002/car.2405

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Smith, E., Belton, E., Barnard, M., Fisher, H. L., & Taylor, J. (2015). Strengthening the Mother-Child Relationship Following Domestic Abuse: Service Evaluation. Child Abuse Review, 24(4), 261-273. https://doi.org/10.1002/car.2405

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Smith E, Belton E, Barnard M, Fisher HL, Taylor J. Strengthening the Mother-Child Relationship Following Domestic Abuse: Service Evaluation. Child Abuse Review. 2015 Jul;24(4):261-273. https://doi.org/10.1002/car.2405

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Smith, Emma ; Belton, Emma ; Barnard, Matt ; Fisher, Helen L. ; Taylor, Julie. / Strengthening the Mother-Child Relationship Following Domestic Abuse : Service Evaluation. In: Child Abuse Review. 2015 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 261-273.

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