Art as a Facilitator of Communication on Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence: A Retrospective Examination of a 10-Year-Old Girl’s Therapy

  • Menny MalkaEmail author
Original Paper


To adapt methods of accessing the voice of children who are exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV), this paper explores the contribution of art as means of communicating during therapy with a 10-year-old girl. Based on a retrospective review of the intervention, it presents several examples of the use of art, as well as the way in which they contributed to the creation of a direct and indirect discussion about the girls’ exposure to IPV. This is discussed in relation to the developmental world of children who have been exposed to IPV, and their location within the family as a system.


Art as means of communication Children’s exposure to intimate partner violence Violence Children as informants 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social WorkSapir CollegeM.P. Hof AshkelonIsrael

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