Practice Guidance

Domestic abuse: assessing the emotional harm experienced by child victims

Traumatised child


Learning points How to define domestic violence: controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence and/or abuse. Assessing the emotional impact domestic violence can have on children: messages from research on children’s experiences. Understanding the dynamics of domestic violence, and patterns of control. Tips for assessing the impact and risks: focusing on perpetrator behaviour; exploring risk assessment models; […]

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