Domestic violence and abuse is one of the most difficult situations parents and children face. There is support out there for children, young people and families.
Every year Barnardos works with hundreds of children impacted by domestic violence and abuse in their homes. To date their voices remain absent from the public debate and discussion. In collaboration with domestic abuse services around Ireland, Barnardos asked children to share, in their words, what domestic violence was to them.
Empowering Children: the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
Listen back to our conference and hear insights from leading academics and an incredible story of a lived experience of a childhood domestic violence and abuse survivor.
Keynote speakers include:
Dr Stephanie Holt: Head of School of Social Work & Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin
Dr Katie Lamb: A Research Fellow in the University of Melbourne
Helen Oxenham, a childhood domestic violence and abuse survivor originally from Cork, now living in Australia. Helen has supported women and children for decades who are victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Aine Costello: National coordinator of the childhood domestic abuse project with Barnardos
Joan Mullan: Domestic, Sexual and Gender Based Violence programme manager, Tusla