Post-separation domestic abuse: a critical exploration of international literature relating to the experiences of women who leave abusive relationships

Bryant, Kellie Jane (2014) Post-separation domestic abuse: a critical exploration of international literature relating to the experiences of women who leave abusive relationships. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Social workers often come into contact with families who have been living with domestic abuse. This Independent Research Project will use existing research within academic literature to examine the experiences of women who continue to experience difficulties despite having ended an abusive relationship. The literature indicates that abuse often remains a danger in the initial period following separation and that child contact is often used by male perpetrators as an opportunity to continue abusive behaviours. Findings also suggest that many women find police and legal interventions ineffective and in terms of social work interventions, sustained long-term work that is informed by victim’s and survivor’s experiences is essential in improving service delivery and outcomes for family relationships.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2014 13:52
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:40
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/15402

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