The Management of Disclosure in Children’s Accounts of Domestic Violence: Practices of Telling and Not Telling (2017)

This 2017 article reports on findings from a 2 year European research project (Understanding Agency and Resistance Strategies, UNARS) with children and young people who had experienced domestic violence. It explores children and young people’s understandings of their own capacity to reflect on and disclose their experiences. The article concludes that children and young people can be articulate, strategic and reflexive communicators, and that good support for families struggling with domestic violence must enable space for children and young people’s voice to be heard.