Members of the Alliance

Name - Ewa Lasota
City - Dublin
Country - Ireland
Occupation - student
Reason for interest - in my last job, many of my clients experienced domestic violence, trying to understand why its happening


Name - Cathal Monaghan
City - Donegal
Country - Ireland
Reason for interest - I believe violence and abuse of any kind needs to be stopped though education, training & responsibility, I would like to see an all Ireland programme with workers, mentors and other interested groups working and coming together to end violence in relationships,families,communities and world wide.

Name - Christine Harris, LCSW, LISW-CP, NQSW
City - Galway, New York City, Charleston
Country - Ireland & USA
Occupation - counsellor, psychotherapist, social worker
Reason for interest: Supporting any work that will decrease violence and increase awareness in violence & abuse prevention.


Name - Alex Clifton
City - Cork
Country - Ireland
Occupation - Student of Criminology
Reason for interest - This is a serious and under reported problem that needs to change. People need to be made aware that violence and abuse will not be tolerated.


Name - SF
Country - Ireland
Occupation - Accountant
The reason for interest - I grew up in a violent home and married a man that beat me for 15yrs, I will never fully recover physically or mentally from the abuse. I recently left so that my daughter wouldnt think it was 'normal or ok' and Im hoping i broke the cycle, and she will not let it happen to her.


Name - Terry Hoey
City - Belfast
Country - Co Antrim
Occupation - Retired Due To ill Health
Reason for interest - Abuse is ripe and it needs to be stamped out my interest is mental abuse as you cant see the scares that is left from this type of abuse I know only to well of the out come of mental abuse and the lasting effects it has


Name: T. Browne
Country: United States
Occupation: Researcher
Reason for interest: I have been working and conducting research in the area for over fifteen years. I am happy to be part of the alliance and support vapa's objectives. Best of luck. 


Name: Carol Kennedy
Country: United Kingdom


Name - Deirdre Malone


Name - Margaret Durkin
City - Galway
Country - Ireland


Name: John Aherne
City - Cork
Country - Ireland
Occupation - Accountant
Reason for interest: Violence and abuse severely damages individuals,families, communities and society and prevention is critical.


Name - Declan Coogan
City - Galway
Country - Ireland
Occupation - Lecturer (NUI Galway),Psychotherapist (FTAI), Social Worker
Reason for interest:As a practitioner in a multi-disciplinary mental health team for ten years, I became aware of the increasing numbers of parents who began disclosing abuse perpetrated by their children (under the age of 18 years). As a team we began to explore effective interventions methods and the problems of responding to child to parent violence (parent abuse) when the child denies there is a problem or refuses to engage with the service. Now working as a lecturer and researcher, my interest in this topic has broadened and I would like to hear about the insights of other practitioners and researchers in relation to this emerging social problem in Ireland and the UK.


Name:Trudi Barnett
Reason for interest: Although I have not experienced any form of violence or abuse directly, I have close friends and family who have suffered horrendously. In addition, I have worked and continue to work, in the areas of domestic and sexual violence and I have a very passionate interest in the subject of male victims.


Name: Hanna 
Country: Ireland
Reason for interest: I work with youth and many experience violence in the community. More needs to be done to protect young people from crime.


Name: John O'Connor
City: Dublin city
Country: Ireland
Reason for interest: Wanted to show my support for those in these situations


Name: Sarah-Jane Murphy
City: Co. Dublin
Country: Ireland
Occupation: Single mother (part-time student)
Reason for interest: I hope to be a social worker. I found the site very helpful. We all have a part to play in combatting abuse


Name: Ms. A Clarke
City: Waterford
Country: Ireland
Reason for interest: I come across many cases of abuse as part of my job. Many people are without support.


Name:Claire Dorrity
City: Cork
Country: Ireland
Occupation: Part-time Lecturer
Reason for interest:I believe no human being should be subjected to violence or abuse of any kind.


Name: Katie O'Brien
City: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Reason for interest: I am passionate about this area. You have my full support, well done


Name: Sinead Fisher
City: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Reason for interest: I fully support anyone who is in these terrible situations. It is important to know they have support from all of us


Name: Amy
City: Galway
Country: Ireland
Occupation: Part-time student
Reason for interest: Wanted to show my support


Name: J.W
City: Cork
Country: Ireland
Occupation: Parent
Reason for interest:I really like this site. It seems to cover all angles of domestic violence. Well done to all involved. Support is the key........unconditional support.


Name: David Barry
City: Cork:
Country: Ireland
Occupation: Student
Reason for interest: I am a student of applied psychology and this topic is of interest to me as I may have to deal with abuse victims as part of my future job.


Name: J. Holland
City: Co. Limerick
Country: Ireland
Occupation: Trainee therapist
Reason for interest: Well done! Great website!


Name: Maria Doyle
City: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Reason for interest: Just want to show my support


Name: Aileen
City:
Country: ireland
Reason for interest: There was lots of violence in my family growing up. It was very hard to deal with on my own.


Name: Mr. M. Daly
City: London
Country: UK
Occupation: Social worker

Name: Mary Burke
City: Cork
Country: Ireland
Reason for interest: I want to express my support for people in abusive relationships and tell them that there is help available if they need it.

Name: David Richards
City: Limerick
Country: Ireland
Reason for interest: GREAT WEBSITE! WELL DONE. PEOPLE HAVE MY FULL SUPPORT

Name: Aine Quirke
City: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Occupation: Student (full time mum)

Name: Mary Dunne
City: Waterford
Country: Ireland

Name: Ann Moloney
City: cork
Country: Ireland
Occupation: Administrator

Name: P
City:
Country: Ireland
Reason for interest: I spent over 20 years in a violent relationship. I feel much stronger and happy with myself now. Support is important.

Name: Maureen Barry
City: Cork
Country: Ireland
Occupation: Student

Name: Laura Daly
City: cork
Country: Ireland
Occupation: Student