Tag Archives: domestic violence

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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They are still thinking of the child all the time and they’re living on the hope that their partner will change

January 2016 and I’m immersed in my interview data once again. I only conducted a preliminary analysis before the workshop and now I’m exploring them in-depth. Some of the professionals I spoke to are so amazing – such wonderful, caring, … 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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MAP Workshop Data Analysis and Initial Thoughts

An analysis of quantitative and qualitative data from the MAP Workshop has now been conducted using selective coding from grounded theory methods. This PhD research project is a multi-phasic study using an Intervention Mapping (IM) Approach, comprising three data sets … Continue reading

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Northampton Violence Conference Review

I was asked to review this conference for British Psychology Society’s ‘Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin’ so I thought I would share my review here too. Violence: Children, Family and Society Conference 2015 The University of Northampton Northampton 24th – … Continue reading

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The VIA Inaugural Conference 2014 part one

This past week I have been preparing for the VIA (Violence and Interpersonal Aggression) Inaugural Conference 2014 at Coventry University.  I have a stand there to promote my PhD research project and to give a presentation. Please go to the … Continue reading

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