Tag Archives: coercive control

How to Use this Book

This post follows on from yesterday’s post (25th July 2018) the one prior to that on the 24th. It is the final section in the introductory paragraph of the book I am writing for mothers apart. This section explains how … Continue reading

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Who I am Now and Why I Wrote this Particular Book

This post follows on from yesterday’s (23rd July 2018) and is the second part of the Introduction to my book, planned for mothers apart. All feedback welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ Introduction   Who I am Now and Why I Wrote this Particular … Continue reading

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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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โ€˜I feel muteโ€™ โ€“ 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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