• Summary
  • Contents
  • 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.

Barriers of Racism, Ethnicity and Culture
Barriers of racism, ethnicity and culture

A group of children who have continued to be silenced in the literature on children's experiences of domestic violence, even after children more generally have begun to be listened to (see Chapter 1), are those from black and minority ethnic communities living in Western societies. Only very few studies attempt to explore the additional issues and concerns they face or to identify the significance of racism and ethnicity in their lives (Fantuzzo and Lindquist, 1989; Stagg et al., 1989; Westra and Martin, 1981). Dupont-Smith's (1995) work on aboriginal Canadian children and Imam's (1994) important contribution on South Asian1 children in the UK are the only references traced on children living with domestic violence in ...

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