Woman/Domestic Abuse vs Marital Conflict

From Little Eyes, Little Ears: How Violence Against a Woman Shapes Children As They Grow, p. 32

by Alison Cunningham and Linda Baker, Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System

The need for differential response2

Interventions should ensure safety and respect individual needs and differences

In devising an intervention strategy, service deliverers consider the severity and frequency of violence,  look for power and control tactics, and ask about any other adverse experiences affecting the children.

Woman abuse is different than marital conflict

While woman abuse can occur without physical assaults, relatively minor incidents such as slapping and pushing can occur once or twice in relationships not otherwise characterized by coercive control tactics.19 Continue reading