Beyond "Witnessing": Children's Experiences of Coercive Control in Domestic Violence and Abuse.

  title={Beyond "Witnessing": Children's Experiences of Coercive Control in Domestic Violence and Abuse.},
  author={Jane E M Callaghan and Joanne H Alexander and Judith A Sixsmith and Lisa Chiara Fellin},
  journal={Journal of interpersonal violence},
Children's experiences and voices are underrepresented in academic literature and professional practice around domestic violence and abuse. The project "Understanding Agency and Resistance Strategies" (UNARS) addresses this absence, through direct engagement with children. We present an analysis from interviews with 21 children in the United Kingdom (12 girls and 9 boys, aged 8-18 years), about their experiences of domestic violence and abuse, and their responses to this violence. These… CONTINUE READING

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