Tackling Domestic Violence : providing support for children who have witnessed domestic violence Tackling Domestic Violence : providing support for children who have witnessed

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Abstract

This report provides good practice recommendations and suggestions for a range of practitioners and professionals who have a role in commissioning, developing or delivering initiatives to support children who have in the past or are currently witnessing domestic violence. Once domestic violence has been identified and disclosed, children may need direct support to help them cope and move on from what has or is happening. Examples of the type of support work include: counselling, play therapy, life story work, crisis work and safety planning, and this can either be provided on a one-to-one basis or as part of group work. These interventions are often conducted in parallel with support work with the mother. The report draws upon the evaluations of a number of projects which were funded under the remit of the Crime Reduction Programme (CRP) Violence Against Women Initiative (VAWI), as well as the available published literature. More information about the evidence base for this guidance is detailed at the end of this report. W

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  • Professor Audrey Mullender

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