Sleep disruption and domestic violence: exploring the interconnections between mothers and children
Humphreys, C., Lowe, Pam and Williams, Simon J.. (2009) Sleep disruption and domestic violence: exploring the interconnections between mothers and children. Child & Family Social Work, Vol.14 (No.1). pp. 6-14. ISSN 1356-7500Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2206.2008.00575.x
This paper argues that sleep disruption is both a strategy and an effect of violence and abuse which profoundly affects the lives of women and children. This paper traces the interconnections between the patterns of sleeping (not sleeping) for women and children living with and recovering from the effects of violence and abuse. It highlights the threat to the emotional and physical well-being of children and women and provides a non-pathologizing route into an exploration of one of the symptoms of trauma. It is based on a pilot study which interviewed 17 women, 14 of whom were mothers to 28 children. Mothers reported that many of their children experienced nightmares, bed-wetting, night panics and disrupted sleep patterns. Recovery of the ability to sleep was often slow and uneven with interactive effects between women and children slowing progress.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
|Journal or Publication Title:||Child & Family Social Work|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||February 2009|
|Number of Pages:||9|
|Page Range:||pp. 6-14|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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