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Whenever possible, and with the adult victim's knowledge and consent, child welfare workers should be proactive in their advocacy within ancillary systems. This includes making the appropriate legal representative(s) aware of the presence of domestic violence and enlisting their assistance in facilitating the court's action with regard to orders of protection, stay away orders, and the imposition of appropriate penalties for the abuser's behavior.

(28) National Woman Abuse Prevention Project, in The Exchange: A Forum on Domestic Violence, Vol.2, No.3, August 1988.

(29) Stark and Flitcraft, "Women and Children at Risk: A Feminist Perspective on Child Abuse," International Journal of Health Services, Vol. 18, No.1, 1988.

(30) Report of the Task Force on Family Violence, Behind Closed Doors: The City's Response to Family Violence, New York City, April 1993.

(31) Bowker, Arbitell & McFerron, "On the Relationship Between Wife Beating and Child Abuse," in Feminist Perspectives on Wife Abuse, eds., Yllö & Bograd. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications, 1987.

(32) Walker, Lenore. The Battered Woman Syndrome, 1984.

(33) Jaffe, Wolfe and Wilson, Children of Battered Women, 1990.

(34) Finkelhor, Hotaling and Sedlak, 1990, as cited by B. Hart in Protective Services Quarterly, 1993.

(35) Schechter, S., with Gary, L.T. Health care services for battered women and their abused children: A manual about AWAKE. Boston: Children's Hospital. 1991.

(36) Walker, ibid.

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