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"A child who lives with violence is forever changed, but not forever 'damaged' – and there is a lot we can do to improve their future prospects." (Baker/Cunningham, 2007)

Below are some websites, links and articles that you may find informative or useful.

“If I could start today again”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb9nrAvGPaI

Dads Try the Still Face Experiment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6czxW4R9w2g&app=desktop

The famous "Still Face" experiment developed by Dr. Ed Tronick, director of UMass Boston's Infant-Parent Mental Health Program, clearly shows how profoundly babies read and react to their social surroundings. Prolonged lack of attention can move a baby from good socialization to bad.

Mums Still Face Experiment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apzXGEbZht0&app=desktop

Using the "Still Face" Experiment, in which a mother denies her baby attention for a short period of time, Tronick describes how prolonged lack of attention can move an infant from good socialization, to periods of bad but repairable socialization. In "ugly" situations the child does not receive any chance to return to the good, and may become stuck.

Fathers who use violence

Options for safe practice where there is ongoing contact with children
Cathy Humphreys and Monica Campo CFCA Paper No. 43 — June 2017

Domestic and family violence (DFV) remains a chronic and destructive aspect of family life in Australia (Cox, 2015). Its pervasive reach into the lives of women and children creates fear, undermines health and wellbeing, is the leading cause of homelessness for women and children, and costs the community an estimated $21.6 billion (Our Watch, 2016; Price Waterhouse & Cooper, 2015).This paper responds to a challenge that has continued to frustrate workers attempting to intervene to support women and children living with DFV. The challenge that arises when women and children may not be in a position to separate from their abusive and violent partners, and when women and children's wellbeing and safety may not be enhanced by separation. In particular, this paper is focused on fathers who use violence and whether there are strategies that engage and address the issues for children, women and men who are continuing to live with DFV.  

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Advance Diversity Services

DV Prevention Centre

Brainwave

Anrows

Childhood Domestic Violence

Children's exposure to domestic and family violence

Key issues and responses - December 2015

Read report here

Wave

WAVE thematic paper on the right of children to live a life free from violence


Early Childhood

1800 Respect

Play Therapy

Berry Street

Wire

NRWC

Benevolent

Jigsaw

UNSW

Centre for Refugee Research

CDFVW

Royal

Skylight

Australian Childhood Foundation

Youtube links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0xqIE4zTQs&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2h_PO9subA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aefS5PPW5y4

Hurt

Safe start

Boston

Sound medicine news

Ursula Benstead

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Australian Domestic & Violence Clearinghouse

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Healing Foundation

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BCS Domestic Violence Services

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Peoplemaking

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The Brainary Educational Resources

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New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse

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Learning Network

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childplayworks

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Pam Waugh

Safe from the Start launched in New Zealand

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The Nottinghamshire Domestic Violence Forum

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Children & Society

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Willesden Book Shop UK

Multicultural children's book specialists

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Orange County
Department of Education

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Women's Aid UK

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cwasu

Child & Women Abuse Studies Unit

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Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System

Resources
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Protecting Children from Domestic Violence
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Maltreatment and the Developing Child
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Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children

Click here

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