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Domestic Abuse & Violence

  • Tips for Life after Violence & Abuse

    Tips for Life after Violence & Abuse

    Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone – whatever age you are, if you are a man or a woman, whatever your lifestyle and wherever you live. The ideas below are about protecting… Read more

  • From Victim to Survivor to Thriver

    From Victim to Survivor to Thriver

    After living through an abusive relationship or suffering incredible heartache or some other life changing experience, we may have ended up feeling and behaving like a 'victim'. To be able to move forward in… Read more

  • Cycle of Violence

    Cycle of Violence

    It may never feel like the 'right' time to leave an abusive relationship. You are living in a never ending cycle which prevents you from taken action. When we are living in an abusive… Read more

  • Tactics of an Abuser

    Tactics of an Abuser

    Below are the eight personae of the 'Dominator' with descriptions and the effects each one can have on us. The descriptions below are from the renowned Freedom Programme for female survivors of male domestic… Read more

  • Is there Life after an Abusive Relationship?

    Is there Life after an Abusive Relationship?

    Is there life after an abusive relationship? ABSOLUTELY, but you need to give yourself a chance to adjust to a different life. The trauma of abuse leaves deep psychological scars on the survivors. It takes… Read more

  • This is Abuse

    This is Abuse

    Are you afraid of what a partner, ex-partner or other family member will do if you put a foot wrong? Domestic violence or abuse is not only about being beaten and/or pushed around it … Read more

  • Top 10 Tips for Parenting During and After Domestic Abuse

    Top 10 Tips for Parenting During and After Domestic Abuse

    Dealing with domestic abuse is a harrowing ordeal for all involved. As with most things in life, being open and talking through our experiences can help, although it may take time... 1. Give your child… Read more

  • Books for Children after Domestic Abuse

    Books for Children after Domestic Abuse

    Here is a list of books that parents and practitioners have found helpful for supporting children after they have witnessed abuse or violence in their home.  How Are You Feeling Today Baby Bear? by… Read more

  • Resources for Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Violence

    Resources for Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Violence

    Support for You Womens Aid provides advice and support services to abused women and their children. 24hr Helpline - 0808 2000 247 Mind offers information on panic attacks, anxiety and coping after Domestic Violence and more.… Read more

  • Clare's Law

    Clare's Law

    1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence1 in 6 men will experience domestic violence “It’s my fault” “They were upset” “They didn't mean to” These are some of the statements commonly used by… Read more