Children's experiences of domestic violence

Jane Callaghan

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This paper describes the key findings of a two year project focused on children's experiences of domestic violence. It draws on 107 interviews with children in Greece, Italy, Spain and the UK. The paper explores children's capacity to articulate their experiences, and highlights that they are not 'witnesses' to intimate partner violence, but experience it directly and make meaning of it, as members of a family affected by violence. I argue that children need to be recognised as direct victims of domestic violence and of coercive control.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2016
EventPolicing and Public Confidence - Warwick Business School
Duration: 29 Mar 2016 → …


ConferencePolicing and Public Confidence
Period29/03/16 → …


  • Domestic violence
  • articulation
  • children
  • coercive control
  • intimate partner violence
  • resistance


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