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A sign that something is wrong?: Young people talking about self-harm
This study had two aims: a) to explore how young people aged 14-16 talked about self-harm; and b) to examine young people's accounts about the relationship between self-harm, drug and alcohol use. This briefing will focus ...
Strengthening mother-child relationships as part of domestic violence recovery
Although domestic violence is harmful, recoveries from abuse are possible (Humphreys et al 2006). Recovery, for women (as individuals and as mothers) and their children, is a key concern for practitioners working with ...
It's my body: calls to ChildLine Scotland about sexual health and wellbeing
The last decade has seen increasing efforts by central and local government to target sexual health services and initiatives at young people in order to improve their sexual health. However, for Scotland’s Sexual Health ...
Dealing with Child Contact Issues: A Literature Review of Mechanisms in different Jurisdictions
(The Scottish Government, 2007-10)
The report examines how some jurisdictions address contact issues where there has been a history of intractable conflict, child abuse or neglect or domestic abuse.
Older women and domestic violence in Scotland - update 2008
This report provides an update on literature published since an earlier research project, Older Women and Domestic Violence in Scotland, conducted in 2003-2004 and published in June 2004. The original project was ...
Child Sexual Abuse: Fracturing Family Life
Research has shown that childhood sexual abuse can have damaging long-term effects on family life and relationships. Some effects have been widely recognised such as feelings of betrayal and confusion when fathers abuse, ...
Domestic Abuse and Gender Inequality: An overview of the current debate
Domestic abuse is a global phenomenon which adversely affects individuals who experience it and creates social and financial burdens for the societies in which it occurs. While abuse can be perpetrated by women against ...
Second class citizens...second class women: The impact of gender inequality and gender based violence on transsexual women
Background: In 2010 the LGBT Domestic Abuse Project and the Scottish Transgender Alliance published research looking at the transgender people's experience of domestic abuse (Roch et al, 2010). The research found extremely ...
Hearing children in court disputes between parents
The Children (Scotland) Act 1995 gives children the right to have their views taken into account when their parents take a dispute over the child to court. This is consistent with Article 12 of the United Nations Convention ...
Listening to and learning from children and young people affected by parental alcohol problems
Across Scotland, an estimated 65 000 children are living with parental (or carer) alcohol misuse (Scottish Government, 2009). Given the common secrecy and potential stigma of problematic alcohol use, the experiences of ...