Understanding Adult Survivors of Domestic Violence in Childhood
Still Forgotten, Still Hurting
Domestic violence experienced in childhood continues to have an enduring emotional impact into adulthood. The scars it leaves can impact on family lives, employment, and long-term emotional and mental health.
This book explores the experiences of adult survivors of domestic violence in childhood. The authors draw on many years' experience at the forefront of the field to bring together current research, best practice guidance for those working with both adults and children, personal testimonies and creative writing from survivors. The book addresses how to work with children exposed to domestic violence to address the issues before they grow up, as well as guidance on working with adult survivors. The personal accounts and poems make real the research and practice guidance.
This important book will be essential reading for all those working with survivors of domestic violence in childhood, including counsellors, social workers and therapists, as well as students, academics and policy makers.
It will undoubtedly appeal to anyone, working with adults, therapists, counsellors, social workers, students and policy-makers...Using a qualitative approach, including the work of a focus group, personal interviews and the writings of survivors, the authors highlight the lifetime impact on individuals whose childhoods were specifically affected by domestic violence. – Helen Musto, Independent Social Worker, Professional Social Work
This book clearly fills a gap in the literature, and will be of great help both as a starting point in raising awareness of a long-neglected issue, and as a source of ideas for those wishing to work with and support survivors of domestic abuse in childhood. – Safe- The Domestic Abuse Quaterley
The book is a well-written, accessible overview of the topic presented in a mix of academic and first-person writing. – Therapy Today
Explores the experiences of adult survivors of domestic violence in childhood. Draws on research, best practice guidance, personal testimonies and creative writing from survivors. Looks at how to work with children exposed to domestic abuse to address issues before they grow up, as well as providing guidance on working with adult survivors. Useful for anyone working with survivors of domestic violence in childhood, including counsellors, social workers, and therapists. – NCPCC Information Service
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