Perpetrators of domestic abuse often have narcissistic personality traits. The type of manipulative abuse associated with narcissism can be highly damaging and is deliberately confusing.
Understanding this type of abu... Read more
Stalking during corona lockdown
National Stalking Awareness Week is 20th to 24th April this year. There has never been another point in history when the stalking of domestic abuse survivors has been more prevalent and m... Read more
It was one of those cases where I got a chilled feeling when the lady who’d just been referred to me was describing her situation with her husband. I completed a risk assessment form (DASH) which we as outreach workers... Read more
ECONOMIC ABUSE AWARENESS
In this article, PayPlan’s CEO, Rachel Duffey explores the challenges of recognising clients who are experiencing economic abuse and what this means for debt advisers.
It is estimated that ar... Read more
Human contact including love,
friendships, intimacy, family and a feeling of belonging are vital human needs.
Psychologist Abraham Maslow talked about a hierarchy of human needs and
suggested the need for social contact... Read more
Domestic Abuse in Older Women
This is one of four blogs focussing on domestic abuse in Older Women leading up to International Day for Older Persons on 1st October 2018.
Domestic abuse is often wrongly considered to ... Read more
Have you heard of gaslighting?
It’s a term that comes from a 1938 stage play called Gas Light in which a woman suffers systematic psychological manipulation by her husband. Film adaptations of the story were release... Read more
Today (Sunday, October 1) is the International Day of Older Persons; a day designated by the United Nations back in 1990.
The day is given a theme each year and for 2017 it is:
“Stepping into the Future: Tapping ... Read more
A question often asked by a woman on her first phone call to us. The answer to this question could begin a new hope inside her, determine that she is not crazy and help her see a future.
Domestic abuse is often emotio... Read more
After 16 years of hard work, dedication and achieving success for Broxtowe Women’s Project (BWP), founder member Andrea Lucy-Hirst has decided to step down from the management committee. A conversation with her reveals... Read more
Abusive fathers will use their children in a variety of different ways to perpetuate domestic abuse. Using children is highly effective as a way of exerting power and control over their intimate partners or former partners.