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Domestic violence and sexualityWhat’s love got to do with it?$
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Catherine Donovan and Marianne Hester

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447307433

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447307433.001.0001

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Key findings and implications for practice

Key findings and implications for practice

(p.195) SEVEN Key findings and implications for practice
Domestic violence and sexuality

Catherine Donovan

Marianne Hester

Policy Press

This chapter summarises the key findings from the study and presents a new version of the Duluth Power and Control Wheel, the COHSAR Wheel, as a tool for working with victim/survivors and perpetrators of DVA in both same sex and heterosexual relationships. The COHSAR Wheel includes relationship rules (at the hub of the wheel surrounded by power and control), intersecting identities (at the rim) and practices of love (in a concentric circle inside the rim). Physical and sexual violence are moved from their position on the rim of the Duluth Wheel to being spokes. Identity abuse is also added as a spoke. Recommendations are made for raising awareness amongst LGBTQ communities and for training amongst mainstream and specialist DVA agencies about DVA in same sex and/or trans relationships.

Keywords:   key findings, Duluth power and control wheel, COHSAR wheel, DVA training, DVA awareness raising, recommendations for policy and practice

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