Mothering through Domestic Violence

By Lorraine Radford; Marianne Hester | Go to book overview
Contents
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS6
1.Introduction7
2.Walking on Eggshells – Mothering Through Domestic Violence19
3.Resisting Mother Blaming37
4.Domestic Violence and the Maltreatment of Children48
5.Children Living with Domestic Violence – Impacts and Resilience65
6.Re-asserting Power and Control in Child Visitation and Contact82
7.Mother Blaming in the Courts102
8.Improving Safety for Women and Children after Separation121
9.From Blaming Mothers to Providing Positive Support – The Role of Welfare Agencies139
10.Conclusion – Linking the Three Planets157
REFERENCES162
SUBJECT INDEX172
AUTHOR INDEX175
List of Tables and Figures
Table 2.1The impact of domestic violence on women's health21
Table 4.1Links between domestic violence and child abuse in domestic violence and child protection studies54
Table 6.1Abusive contact and children96
Table 7.1How the family law reinforces the behaviour of domestic violence perpetrators105
Figure 2.1Abusers' strategies for undermining mothers30
Figure 5.1Impacts on children of living with domestic violence68
Figure 9.1Three planet model142

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