Tag Archives: coercive control

Use the law to address coercive control involving interference in the mother-child relationship

I have had a number of emails in the last week from women whose ex-partners are turning their children against them. These emails are in response to a presentation that I gave at the WMSDAC conference in Birmingham last week … Continue reading

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Picking apart the mother-blaming that takes place with abused mothers

I’ve been working on a theme that is to do with unhelpful/punitive/harmful responses to mothers who have become, or are at risk of becoming, separated from their children in a context of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) (mothers apart for … Continue reading

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Getting help can be challenging when an abused mind is a confused mind

Accessing the right kind of help and support can sometimes be difficult for mothers who are at risk of becoming separated from their children. They might not know where to go or who they can talk to, especially if they … Continue reading

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‘I feel mute’ – a message to the family courts

This post is reblogged from the Maypole Women website as it reflects the experiences of many women who are central to the Mothers Apart Project. Posted on January 10, 2015 by Maypole Women This is a message from a victim … Continue reading

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Maternal Alienation

Australian researcher, Anne Morris, originated the concept of maternal alienation (MA) during her research with women survivors of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and mothers of child sex abuse (CSA). Morris defined this as the phenomenon of children being alienated … Continue reading

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Childless Mother

This brief account of maternal alienation from Juno’s Ramblings mirrors the experience of thousands of mothers whose relationship with their children has been targeted by their abuser. Let me say to you that you are not alone – it is … Continue reading

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