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Day 4 – Domestic Abuse – Look beyond violence & fights to Coercive Control


Broken bones and unexplained bruises might be obvious signs of domestic violence but you need to look beyond these to something more subtle, sinister and disarming. In the UK we use the term domestic abuse rather than domestic violence to highlight how abuse goes far beyond violence and a fight.

Coercive control is  a pattern of behaviour which seeks to take away the victims freedom to make their own decisions and their feeling of self worth.  The abuse can be emotional, financial, psychological and/or sexual. It can be threats, humiliation or seeking to isolate the victim from their friends and family. See our website for the full post and examples of coercive control.   www.davss.org.uk

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Our Supporters and Patron

Our Patron is Louise Jameson.

This charity is supported by Kent County Council, Kent Police, Tunbridge Wells Community Safety Partnership and Borough Council, Sevenoaks District Community Safety Partnership and District Council, Tonbridge & Malling Community Safety Partnership and Borough Council, Kent Police & Crime Commissioner, Great Stone Bridge Trust, Gatwick Airport Community Trust, Gatwick Foundation, Polebrook Trust, John Coldman Foundation, Kent Community Foundation, Sir Thomas Smythe’s Charity, Violence Against Women and Girls Service Transformation Fund, The Lawson Trust, The Whitehead Monckton Charitable Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundation, Woodward Charitable Trust, Cole Charitable Trust, Town & Country Housing Group, West Kent Housing Association, AXA PPP, M&S Food Hall Sevenoaks, local businesses, voluntary organisations, schools, local churches and many private individuals 

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Volunteer DAVSS CREDITS
Created by Goodey & Whelski
Voice Over by Colin Baker
‪http://www.freewebs.com/colinbaker‬‬
Special Thanks to Louise Jameson
‪http://louisejameson.com‬‬
Written and Produced by Joe Whelski and Nick Goodey
‪http://nickgoodey.com‬‬
https://vimeo.com/joewhelski
Animation by Ace & Son Moving Picture Co., LLC
Richard O’Connor,
‪http://www.aceandson.com‬‬
Taisiya Zaretskaya, Designer/Lead Animatorv
B. Alois Manayunk, Additional Animation
Marisha Falkovich, Art Production
Sound Design & Original Music by Jordan Meltzer
‪http://jordanmeltzer.com‬‬

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