This module draws together, in one place, information from the best and latest research for professionals and volunteers who help women and children. The purpose is to examine how violence against a mother can shape a child. Topics addressed include
- what children might feel, think and do during violent incidents against their mothers,
- roles they might adopt before, during or after incidents,
- strategies of coping and survival, and
- how violence may be experienced by children of different ages, from infancy to adolescence.
By learning how each child as an individual was shaped by experiences in his or her home - and considering important contextual features of family life –
we can devise ways to help.
The work of LFCC focuses on helping children and families to be resilient in overcoming their challenges, to gain strength to move towards a brighter future. Resilience allows all people to achieve, to overcome barriers, to “bounce back”, and to be the best that they can be.