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By Audrey Mullender, Gill Hague, Umme F Imam, Liz Kelly, Ellen Malos, Linda Regan

`The learn technique and the issues encountered whilst learning a subject matter reminiscent of family violence, coupled with the moral difficulties of studying with young ones, are mentioned at size within the booklet. this provides a very good perception into the intricacies of accomplishing this kind of learn examine. The learn seemed not just at kids who have been identified to have direct touch with family violence, but in addition what young children often notion and felt approximately household violence. The presentation of the findings, either in tabular and narrative shape, used to be good offered' - twist of fate and Emergency Nursing magazine `This booklet deals available and fascinating analyzing. it's good written as one may count on from those authors.... there are many guidelines for a way ahead by way of either coverage and perform. this can be more likely to develop into a seminal textual content' - examine coverage and making plans 'This is an invaluable and hard learn for we all who search to paintings successfully and ethically during this advanced sector of perform' - expert Social paintings `Just taking a look at the authors of this booklet tells the reader that they're approximately to embark on a pioneering piece of educational research... a entire and authoritative piece of labor' - household Abuse Quarterly `A very important instrument for all these operating with young children' - ChildRight 'Written in a lucid type and is simple to learn… it truly is crucial analyzing for all scholars in social paintings undergraduate classes and likewise in post-qualifying classes on baby welfare and safeguard. additionally execs who're at once operating within the region of kid safety, colleges and felony justice settings may locate this booklet informative and worthy in realizing what teenagers and teenagers wish, and wish, in terms of dwelling in household violence occasions' - baby and family members Social paintings 'This booklet is powerfully written and is key examining for pro operating with and aiding abused girls and their young children. Its groundbreaking concentrate on kid's stories provides a lot to our realizing of the complexities of household violence' - magazine of relatives reports 'A treasure-chest of wealthy, various and strong extracts from young children and teens… particularly the fabric provided on varied coping thoughts utilized by little ones who've skilled family violence is a crucial contribution to a space approximately which little or no is understood' - Adoption and Fostering magazine How do childrens who stay with family violence cope? How do they make feel in their reports? Do they obtain the appropriate kind of support from formal and casual resources? Drawing at the latest study designed to listen to the voices of youngsters and youngsters, this crucial ebook examines kid's stories and views on dwelling with family violence. The authors discover: - the impression of household violence on teenagers - what little ones say may aid them such a lot in dealing with household violence - the recommendation young children would supply different youngsters who locate themselves in comparable situations, their moms and the supporting professions. This available booklet written for college students, their lecturers, researchers and all these operating with teenagers - throughout social paintings, healthiness, baby psychology and psychiatry, the legislation and schooling - will supply a necessary perception into kid's personal views on family violence.

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They were often scared of telling professionals what was happening at home for fear of escalating the situation or causing violent recriminations, sometimes even after leaving. There were many emotional and practical barriers to disclosure, including a feeling of stigma and fear of not being believed. Children often did not know where to go for help or, if they had heard of ChildLine or other agencies, sometimes lacked access to a telephone or the freedom of movement to use one in privacy, particularly where the violent man was exerting total control over their lives.

Researching with Children on a Sensitive Topic 31 For the group interviews, consent was once again complex, involving the refuge staff, the children’s mothers and the children themselves all being in agreement. The refuge children’s workers helped to explain the research in advance, and this was also done by the interviewer at the start of the group to ensure that the children’s consent was fully informed. The usual ‘what, why, who, how’ information about the study was covered, in an age-appropriate way.

They were interviewed without their mothers present, so that they could talk freely, except where the child chose otherwise. The researcher always checked that the child was prepared to talk to her and that he or she freely agreed to be tape-recorded. The children in the South Asian subsample did not give permission to be tape-recorded and generally demanded a particularly high level of confidentiality. Detailed notes were kept instead. The children chose names for themselves so that their real names did not have to appear, even in the researchers’ field notes.

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