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Do perpetrators sometimes allege that they have been the victim of domestic violence when in fact they are abusing their partner? I think this might be happening in one of my cases where the dad has reported violence from the children's mother and is very critical of her parenting. She has not said that he abuses her but maybe that's because she can't? I am concerned for the two children in the family who seem anxious and unhappy. How do I assess what is really going on and how do I deal with someone who I feel in manipulating the situation? If any studies have been done on this please could someone let me know.
Jacinta, FRG Adviser