Coercive Control in Children’s and Mothers’ Lives

Emma Katz

Coercive control is a severe form of domestic violence experienced by millions of children worldwide. It involves a perpetrator using a range of tactics to intimidate, humiliate, degrade, exploit, isolate and control a partner or family member. Drawing on interviews with children and mothers who have experienced coercive control-based domestic violence, Dr Emma Katz sheds light on the impacts of coercive control on children, how it is perpetrators who must be held accountable for those impacts, and how resistance by children and mothers occurs. Breaking free from coercive control is not a one-off event but a sustained battle for safety and recovery in which child and adult survivors need supports and professional interventions that work.

ISBN: 9780190922214, Taylor & Francis, Imprint Routledge