The Oasis brothers: Father’s abuse explains feud, resilience could end it

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Blog

In this 2008 photo, Liam Gallagher of Oasis performs during a concert in Los Angeles. Noel is seen on the screen behind him. The brothers have a notoriously dysfunctional relationship. Could their father’s documented abuse of their mother explain the animosity?

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For children exposed to IPV, “escape” equals resilience

Posted on Jun 5, 2017 in Blog

We all love to “escape” occasionally, although many of us feel pangs of guilt about what can feel like a bit of self-indulgence. But for children who live in homes with intimate partner violence (IPV), escapism can mean psychological survival—and can be a critical part of the resilience process.

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Shining a light on resilience and children’s exposure to intimate partner violence

Posted on Apr 6, 2017 in Blog

12-year-old Simone was sullen and withdrawn. She and her mom had recently left Simone’s dad, whose abusive behaviour had been escalating for years. Simone’s social worker discovered that the young girl enjoyed and excelled at soccer. But in the chaos of the family break-up, Simone had stopped playing. Why is Simone and her story important to us? At Make Resilience Matter (MRM), a research initiative designed to support professionals working with children exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV), our team is working to address the gap identified by professionals like you.

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