Sarah Goff talks to safeguarding specialist and author Catherine Lawler about domestic abuse and coercive control.
Catherine talks about her mothers’ long experience of domestic abuse, and how this abuse affects the physical and mental health of the whole family. Her story is harrowing. But Catherine has lots of useful advice for any families or individuals suffering from abuse in the home.
Catherine also talks about her Floss and Boss books, which she wrote to help children learn about domestic abuse and coercive control.
Need Support With Domestic Violence and Coercive Control?
There’s lots of help available:
- Catherine Lawler’s Floss and Boss books help children learn about domestic abuse.
- “When Home is Not a Safe Place” – a directory of useful contacts.
- A directory of support organisations for children and young people.
- “Ask for ANI” – the domestic abuse codeword scheme.