Follow-up protocol was useful for children whose parents attended emergency departments after partner violence, substance abuse or a suicide attempt - Hoytema van Konijnenburg EMM, Gigengack M, Teeuw AH, Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn T, Brilleslijper-Kater SN, Flapper BC, Lindauer RJL, van Goudoever JB, van der Lee JH.

AIM: This was a one-year follow up of families referred to support services after the parents visited the emergency department due to intimate partner violence, substance abuse or a suicide attempt. Its aim was to evaluate the wellbeing of any children. ...
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