HOW DO CHILDREN REACT TO VIOLENCE AND INTRA-FAMILY ABUSE? ARE, AT LEAST SOME OF THEM, ABLE TO FIND RESOURCES TO FACE THEM?
Since 2012 Lisa Fellin has engaged in action research projects on the effects of living with Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) on Children and Young People. She has been a co-investigator in different multicentre research projects coordinated by Prof. Jane Callaghan from University of Stirling (UK).
The first two programs (UNARS and SHE) aimed to develop and disseminate appropriate multidisciplinary training programmes for staff working with DVA, and a systemic therapy intervention for family affected by DVA. A group therapy intervention named EMPOWER was also developed to enable young people to explore and enhance their resources in relation to DVA.
The latest four-year programme was funded by ESRC and is focusing on Developing the evidence base for innovation in social care for children and families affected by domestic abuse (CAFADA).
Fellin, L. & Callaghan, J.E.M., Alexander, J., Mavrou, S. & Harrison-Breed, C. (2018). Child’s Play? Children and Young People’s Resistances to Domestic Violence and Abuse, Children and Society, (10.1111/chso.12302).
Fellin, L., Callaghan, J.E.M., Alexander, J.H., Harrison-Breed, C., Mavrou, S. & Papathanasiou, M. (2018). Empowering Young People who Experienced Domestic Violence and Abuse: The Development of a Group Therapy Intervention, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 24(1), 170-179. (10.1177/1359104518794783).
Callaghan, J.E.M., Fellin, L.C. & Alexander, J.H. (2018). Promoting Resilience and Agency in Children and Young People Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence and Abuse: the “MPOWER” Intervention. Journal of Family Violence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-018-0025-x
Callaghan, J., Fellin, L.C., Mavrou, S., Alexander, J. & Sixsmith, J. (2017). The Management of Disclosure in Children’s Accounts of Domestic Violence: Practices of Telling and Not Telling, Journal of Child and Family Studies.
Callaghan, J.E.M., Fellin, L.C., Alexander, J.H., Mavrou, S., & Papathanaasiou, M. (2017). Children and Domestic Violence: Emotional Competencies in Embodied and Relational Contexts. Psychology of Violence http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/vio0000108
Callaghan, J.E.M., Alexander, J.H., & Fellin, L.C. (2016). Children’s embodied experience of living with domestic violence: ‘‘I’d go into my panic, and shake, really bad’’, Subjectivity, 9, 399–419. doi:10.1057/s41286-016-0011-9;
Callaghan, J.E.M., Alexander, J.H., Fellin, L.C., & Sixsmith, J. (2016). Children’s experiences of domestic violence and abuse: siblings’ accounts of relational coping. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:10.1177/1359104515620250
Callaghan, J. E. M., Alexander, J. H., Fellin, L. C., & Sixsmith, J. (2016). Beyond “witnessing”: Children’s Experiences of Coercive Control in Domestic Violence and Abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260515618946
UNARS Understanding Agency and Resistance Strategies: Children in Situations of Domestic Abuse