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Just in from Family Court: Father NEGLECTED his Children Because he Coercively Controlled their Mother

Share Welcome A father who coercively controls a mother is neglecting the children they share. In June 2023 this was the conclusion reached in a New York City family court. The court in Kings County (Brooklyn) reached this decision in the matter of Ms. Taisha R. (the mother) and Mr. Ariel T. (the father). This […]

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Explaining Coercive Control to People Who Don’t Quite Get It: A Series. Part 3.

Welcome Welcome to Part 3 of Explaining Coercive Control to People Who Don’t Quite Get It: A Series. Here, the focus is going to be on The Myth That Victims-Survivors Are Crazy And Unstable People. This follows from Part 1 and Part 2 in the series: Part 1, ‘The Myth that Incidents of Physical Violence

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The Myth That Coercive and Controlling Domestic Abusers Can Be Adequate Parents

Welcome This is part 2 of my series Explaining Coercive Control to People Who Don’t Quite Get It. Part 1 can be read here. This series will explain why the common responses that people have to victims-survivors and to perpetrators are often based on misunderstandings, and how these misunderstandings can be really harmful and hurtful

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Explaining Coercive Control to People who Don’t Quite Get It: A Series

Welcome I launched this blog in November and I’m delighted that it already has over 1,000 subscribers! My first entries of 2023 will be a series dedicated to myth-busting around coercive control. This series will explain why the common responses that people have to victims-survivors and to perpetrators are often based on misunderstandings, and how

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Supporting a child who has experienced domestic abuse

Welcome The holidays can be a tough time for abuse survivors, with traumatic events being remembered, and quite possibly still being experienced in the present. As a university teacher, I purposefully avoid wishing people ‘happy holidays’ at this time of year, because I don’t want to survivors to have that all-too-familiar feeling that their experiences

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