Children and Adolescent’s Experiences of Violence and Abuse at Home


Current Theory, Research and Practitioner Insights

Children and Adolescent’s Experiences of Violence and Abuse at Home is a unique book that explores some of the main controversies and challenges within the field. The book is organised into three sections, the first covering work that has focused on the experiences of living in DV settings as a child or young person, the second offers overviews of the impact of child victimisation and the final section is about working with children in practice and service-based settings.

It includes extensive reviews of the literature, empirical research and practice observations, all of which provide compelling evidence of a need to change how we construct victims and design services. It provides evidence for the need to work sensitively, inclusively, and responsively around issues of victim identification, support, and prevention. Moreover, the evidence urges us to include children’s and adult victim/survivor’s experiences and contributions in the creation of services.

Concluding with a series of recommendations for both future research, and ways in which we can help use the research findings to inform practice, it is a must-read for researchers, practitioners and educators working with children and young people within the field of domestic violence and abuse. It will also be of interest and value to policy makers who are reviewing legislation and those involved in commissioning psychological services, and victim services that work with child and adolescent victims.

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Part I Children and Young people’s experiences of DVA

Chapter 1. Children’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse: Resistances and paradoxical resiliencies. Professor Jane Callaghan (University of Stirling)

Chapter 2. The impact of exposure to domestic violence in childhood: What can reviews of the literature tell us about sex-differences? Professor Nicola Graham-Kevan (University of Central Lancashire)

Chapter 3. Growing up with domestic abuse: retrospective accounts. Dr Julie Taylor (University of Cumbria) Dr Elizabeth Bates (University of Cumbria) David Wright (University of Cumbria) and Kirsty Martin (University of Cumbria)

Chapter 4. A European perspective on children and adolescents who experience domestic violence and abuse. Dr Stephanie Holt (Trinity College, Dublin) and Dr Carolina Øverlien (Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies)

Chapter 5. Children’s exposure to domestic violence in rural Pakistani societies. Dr Nassra Khan (Domestic Violence Consultation, Calgary, Canada).

Part II The impact of DVA on children

Chapter 6. The impact of domestic violence and abuse on children and young people: Internalising symptoms and mental health. Dr Bethan Carter (Cardiff University)

Chapter 7. The self-regulation capacities of young people exposed to violence. Professor Kathryn Maurer (McGill University, Canada)

Chapter 8. School experiences of children experiencing domestic violence. Dr Sabreen Selvik and Dr Carolina Øverlien

Chapter 9. Barriers to help-seeking from the victim/survivor perspective. Dr Elizabeth Bates, Dr Julie Taylor, Elizabeth Harper.

Chapter 10. The journey towards recovery: Adults reflections on their learning and recovery from experiencing childhood domestic abuse. Angie Boyle (University of Cumbria)

Part III Insights from Practice

Chapter 11. Negotiating power, ethics, and agency: Working towards centralising children’s voices in the DVA intervention evidence-base. Dr Tanya Frances (The Open University) and Dr Grace Carter (University of Coventry)

Chapter 12. How children talk about domestic abuse in the home: insights for practitioners. Dr Samuel Larner (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Dr Mark McGlashan (Birmingham City University)

Chapter 13. Psychological sequelae of witnessing intra-parental violence on children’s development as individuals and (future) partners. Dr Daniela Di Basilio, (Manchester University)

Chapter 14. Responding to the mental health needs of children who experience domestic violence. Dr Ali Shnyien, Dr Niamh Ingram, Dr Alexandra Papamichail and Dr Joshua Eldridge

Chapter 15. Mind the blind spot: Accounts of fathering by domestically violent men. Dr Susan Heward-Belle (Sydney University, Australia)

Chapter 16. Wellbeing Development for Young people who have experienced violence and abuse Professor Kaz Stuart (YMCA George Williams College) and Dr Lucy Maynard (Brathay Trust)



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