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Pathways to Healing: Research Foundation of Protective Factors for Survivors of Domestic Violence


Charlyn Harper Browne, PHD
Center for the Study of Social Policy
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March 1, 2022


Pathways to Healing and Protective Factors
Research Results & Reports
The Quality Improvement Center on Domestic Violence in Child Welfare (QIC-DVCW)

Building on the research underlying the Strengthening Families protective factors, we identified five protective factors that help to mitigate the impacts of domestic violence on adult and child survivors of domestic violence and lead to well-being and healing.