Series 1: Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) In these podcasts women share their stories about recognising and getting help for Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV). IPSV sits in the crossroads of domestic violence and sexual assault. IPSV is another tactic abusers use to take or maintain power and control over their intimate partners. It can have significant impacts on the survivor yet it is often overlooked by workers, sometimes leaving women feeling alone and ashamed about what was done to them. You will also hear from a range of professionals who have worked with women who have experienced sexual violence in their intimate relationships. Series 2: Coercive Control This series aims to bring understanding and insight into the key behaviours of coercive control and the different ways these may be used to abuse and control within an intimate relationship. In each episode we hear from both a woman who has experienced coercive control and a professional from a range of associated fields who share their knowledge, understanding and insight.
Series 2 Coercive Control, Ep 6 If you think anyone will believe you...
Finding support and assistance to rebuild and survive coercive control.
Ellen shares the importance of being believed, understood and receiving appropriate responses from professionals and how this assisted her to move on from the coercive control.
Senior Sergeant Jacqui Casson from the Queensland Police Service talks about coercive control from a police perspective and identifies the ways police respond and assist women experiencing this type of abuse.
Series 2 Coercive Control, Ep 5 If you think you are going to get anything...
Financial abuse as a means of coercive control
Joanne speaks about financial abuse towards her and her children as a means of coercive control both during the relationship and post-separation.
Jackie Smith a financial counsellor at Brisbane Domestic Violence Services, provides information, advice and strategies to mitigate the impact of financial abuse
Series 2: Coercive Control, Ep. 4 If you were a good mother...
Coercive controlling behaviour and the impact on children.
Sarah describes the impact of her children’s continued exposure to domestic violence and coercive control both during the relationship and after separation
Jenny Davy, a DV Family Response Facilitator, discusses the effects of coercive control on women and their children and identifies a range of strategies to support children impacted by this type of abuse.
Series 2: Coercive Control, Ep. 3 If you weren't so...
The impact of coercive control on mental health and wellbeing
Kate reflects on how coercive control tactics were used to erode her confidence and sense of self, significantly impacting her mental health and wellbeing.
Monique Lindeman, a group facilitator with male perpetrators, talks about the gendered nature of domestic and family violence and the importance of holding perpetrators accountable for their behaviour.
Series 2: Coercive Control, Ep. 2 If you ever tried to leave me...
How systems are used to further perpetuate coercive control
Karma, a First Nations woman, provides insight into how the police, legal and child protection systems further perpetuated the coercive control during and following the end of her relationship.
Yolandi Beer, a Family Law Solicitor at Northside Connect, examines some of the difficulties survivors of coercively controlling relationships face in their interactions with the legal system.
Series 2: Coercive Control, Ep. 1 If you loved me...
Recognising coercive control in young people’s relationships
As a young woman, Elise reflects on her partners coercively controlling tactics in the early stages of their relationship.
Eden McNamara, a social worker at Community Connections, discusses coercively controlling behaviours commonly targeted at younger women and how they can be effectively addressed