This book examines children's experiences and perspectives on living with domestic violence. It offers a detailed explanation of the impact on children living with domestic violence, how children make sense of and cope with their experiences, the response they receive from various agencies and the fit between what children feel they need and what in reality they receive.
Drawing on the latest research both in the United Kingdom and internationally, the authors bring together current policy and practice in relation to children living with abuse and offer a critique from the perspective of children's voices.
Written for students, researchers and all those working with children across the caring professions - including social work, health, nursing, and child psychology - this book will provide a unique insight into the impact of domestic violence on children.
Audrey Mullender is Professor of Social Work at the University of Warwick where she chairs both the School of Health and Social Studies and the Faculty of Social Studies and directs the Centre for the Study of Safety and Well-being (SWELL). and has over twenty years' experience of teaching social work
Gill Hague is the Joint Co-ordinator of, and a Senior Research Fellow in, the Domestic Violence Research Group of the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.
Umme Farvah Imam is Head of Community and Youth Work Studies at the University of Durham, specializing in issues concerned with race and gender.
Liz Kelly is Professor of Sexualised Violence and Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit at London Metropolitan University
Ellen Malos is a Senior Lecturer in the Domestic Violence Research Group of the School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol.
Linda Regan is currently a senior research officer at the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University, where she has been based for over 10 years.
“This book offers accessible and interesting reading. It is well written as one would expect from these authors.... There are a lot of pointers for the way forward in terms of both policy and practice. This is likely to become a seminal text” - Research Policy and Planning
“Just looking at the authors of this book tells the reader that they are about to embark on a pioneering piece of academic research... a comprehensive and authoritative piece of work” - Domestic Abuse Quarterly
“A vital tool for all those working with children” - ChildRight
“This book is powerfully written and is essential reading for professional working with and supporting abused women and their children. Its ground-breaking focus on children's experiences adds much to our understanding of the complexities of domestic violence”- Journal of Family Studies
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