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Parenting After Domestic Abuse and Violence

Living with domestic abuse can be difficult for children. The effects of living with domestic abuse are different for every child, but there are ways parents can support their child, talk to them and help them heal.


“Parenting after Domestic Violence and Abuse” covers topics from talking to children about the abuse to managing contact and access with a non-cooperative ex-partner.

The book also explores coping mechanisms and strategies for mothers whose parenting has been undermined through abuse.

COPE Galway Waterside House developed the booklet in consultation with women on the COPE Galway Domestic Violence Service User Refuge Forum (SURF), who felt that a booklet outlining tips for mothers in this situation might be helpful.

It is a result of listening to women in abusive situations who highlighted the parenting struggles and challenges they face after separating.

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