Patterns of Abusive Behaviour

Patterns of Abusive Behaviour

Perspectives are changing around what has been known as the ‘cycle of violence’, some professionals say they will not use it as it is incorrect and unhelpful while others still use it. My professional and personal opinion is it is patterns of abusive behaviour rather...
I didn’t realise I had been homeless

I didn’t realise I had been homeless

When completing the census in 2011 the following question about being homeless threw me completely. Have you been homeless in the past five years? – including time spent in refuges, shelters and other crisis accommodation – I am paraphrasing a bit here,...
Victim Blaming

Victim Blaming

One of the ways abusers exert power over those they abuse is by twisting the truth and blaming their victim for the abuse. From the outside, victim blaming it is hard to understand why anyone would possibly believe they were responsible for somebody else abusing them....