- Subject index
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 newest 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.
Chapter 4: Children's Experiences of Living with Domestic Violence
Children's Experiences of Living with Domestic Violence
This chapter provides an overview of the qualitative sample of children and their mothers who had lived with domestic violence. It locates the families and briefly explores children's knowledge and understanding of violence and their contact with helping organizations, setting the scene for subsequent chapters on children's coping strategies, the particular experiences of South Asian children, children's relationships with their mothers and their fathers and their advice on what helped. We have chosen to emphasize findings and analysis that extend, and even at times question, current knowledge and understanding. For children, living with domestic violence requires negotiating, making sense of, and managing a number of complex and overlapping issues: the behaviour of ...