Posts in the "2Nd December 2017" category

"...After the physical assault I googled domestic abuse. I felt sick. I read the warning signs and could relate to nearly all of them." - Debbie

Posted on December 02, 2017

Debbie

"I remember someone said to me 'He sure did assault the wrong woman.' I thought he assaulted the right woman as I am now not afraid to speak up through Women's Aid to help somebody else.

I cannot believe I stayed so long in that environment, I had such a lucky escape. Yet in other ways, I still can't believe I got out, with no ties, what would have become of me if I didn't get out the way I did? I don't know where I went the two years I was with him. I completely lost my voice and my independent self. I got off a plane after working and travelling the other side of the world and walked straight into hell.

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Guest Blog Post: "It is, simply, a form of child abuse" - June Tinsley, Barnardos.

Posted on December 02, 2017

June Tinsley

On Day 8 of the Women's Aid 16 Days of Action, June Tinsley, June Tinsley, Head of Advocacy, Barnardos writes about how domestic violence affects the children and families they work with each day across Ireland.

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Day 8: Children See Abuse

Posted on December 02, 2017

Day 8 Children See Abuse

It's day 8 of 16 Days and we further explore domestic violence and children.  The majority of children living in a home where domestic violence is present are affected by the abuse.

Children are victims of domestic violence both when directly targeted by the perpetrator of abuse and when witnessing the violence directed at their mother. Research has shown that there is a connection between domestic violence and child abuse and that witnessing the abuse is in itself a form of emotional abuse. (Listening to Children: Children's Stories of Domestic Violence, Hogan, F. and O'Reilly M, Office of the Minister For Children, 2007)

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