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  • Listen to me! Children's experiences of domestic violence

    Published in:

    Child Abuse Review, Vol: 16, Page: 296-310,John Wiley & Sons

    Publication Date:

    2007

    Aims & Objectives:

    The aim of this study was to explore the impact of domestic violence on children, identify their needs and recommend appropriate interventions to be brokered through a centrally based women's support service

    Abstract:

    This paper reports on a study undertaken in the Republic of Ireland during 2005 and is based on the experiences of children and young people who have lived with domestic violence. The objectives of the study were to explore the impact of domestic violence on children, identify their needs and recommend appropriate interventions to be brokered through a centrally based women's support service. Data were gathered from 70 participants, including 37 service providers/ volunteers, 11 mothers and 22 children and young people who had lived in violent environments. The data indicated that children respond in unique ways to living with domestic violence, and that services to meet their needs must be tailored to suit their individual situations. The impact of domestic violence on their lives manifested itself with regard to their sense of fear and anxiety in relation to themselves, their siblings and their mothers; their self-esteem and sense of being 'different', their relationships (including ambivalent relationships with their fathers); their experiences of education and their sense of a lost childhood. The final report for the study was based on the total data collection, but this paper will concentrate primarily on the material elicited from the children and young people. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved) (from the journal abstract)

    Authors:

    Helen Buckley; Stephanie Holt; Sadhbh Whelan

    Study Type:

    Study Papers » Study adopting an focus group approch » Qualitative Studies

    Notes:

    0952-9136 1099-0852 Accession Number: 2007-16476-003. First Author & Affiliation: Buckley, Helen; School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Other Journal Title: Child Abuse Review. Release Date: 20080107. Publication Type: Journal, (0100) Peer Reviewed Journal, (0110). Media Covered: Print. Media Available: Electronic; Print. Document Type: Journal Article. Language: English. Major Descriptor: Child Abuse; Domestic Violence. Classification: Behavior Disorders & Antisocial Behavior (3230) . Population: Human (10) Female (40) . Location: Ireland. Age Group: Adulthood (18 yrs & older) (300) Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs) (320) . Methodology: Empirical Study; Qualitative Study. References Available: Y.

    Categories:

    domestic violence

    International Classification:

    Focus groups - children's perceptions of domestic violence

    Keywords:


    Geography:

    Republic of Ireland (Republic of Ireland)