Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies Policies, Programs, and Legal Remedies

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-03-28
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Public awareness regarding the life-threatening nature and intense traumatic impact of domestic violence has substantially increased in the past decade. At the same time, dramatic changes have taken place regarding criminal justice and social work policies and practices applied to domesticviolence intervention. And while the prevalence of domestic violence has declined slightly, national estimates still indicate that every year, approximately eight million women are abused, battered, stalked, or killed by their husbands, boyfriends, and other intimate partners. Featuring cutting-edgeresearch and expert intervention strategies, the Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies: Policies, Programs, and Legal Remedies is designed to prepare professionals to swiftly and compassionately meet the multiple needs of women and children who have suffered from domestic violence.This original and indispensable volume focuses on the numerous advances in legal remedies, program developments, treatment protocols, and multidisciplinary perspectives. It is a comprehensive guide to the latest research, public policies, and legal and criminal justice responses, covering federaland state legislation as well as trends in police and court responses to domestic violence. This is the first book to include court-based technology developments and new research related to the duration and intensity of woman battering. Highlighting actual cases and promising programs, the handbookalso addresses important social work issues, including risk assessment protocols, a new five level continuum of woman battering, intervention methods, and treatment models. The book also examines the myriad legal issues and health problems facing the most neglected and vulnerable battered women.Written by expert practitioners and leading scholars in the field, the book's 23 chapters provide rich insights into the complexities and challenges of addressing domestic violence. This timely and definitive handbook is recommended for students, clinicians, policy makers, and researchers in thefields of social work, victim services, criminal justice, hospital administration, mental health counseling, public health, pastoral counseling, law enforcement. In fact, this volume is a critical resource for all helping professionals who are assisting abused women in escaping and remaining freefrom violent relationships.

Table of Contents

Foreword v
Judge Marjory D. Fields
Contributors xxi
Part I: Introduction, Public Policy, Research, and Social Action
Myths, Facts, and Realities Regarding Battered Women and Their Children: An Overview
Albert R. Roberts
Domestic Violence Theories, Research, and Practice Implications
Mary P. Brewster
Comparative Analysis of Battered Women in the Community With Battered Women in Prison for Killing Their Intimate Partners
Albert R. Roberts
Duration and Severity of Woman Battering: A Conceptual Model/Continuum
Albert R. Roberts
National Organizational Survey of Domestic Violence Coalitions
Patricia Brownell
Albert R. Roberts
Part II: Criminal Justice and Legal System Responses
Police Responses to Battered Women: Past, Present, and Future
Albert R. Roberts
Karel Kurst-Swanger
Court Responses to Battered Women and Their Children
Albert R. Roberts
Karel Kurst-Swanger
Improving Judicial System Responses to Domestic Violence: The Promises and Risks of Integrated Case Management and Technology Solutions
Susan Keilitz
Innovations in the Legal System's Response to Domestic Violence: Thinking Outside the Box for the Silent Majority of Battered Women
Amy P. Barasch
Victoria L. Lutz
A National Study of the Integration of Domestic Violence Assessment Into Child Welfare Practice
Linda G. Mills
Carrie J. Petrucci
Preparing for Expert Testimony in Domestic Violence Cases
Evan Stark
Part III: Health Care, Addictions, and Mental Health Treatment
Helping Battered Women: A Health Care Perspective
Mary Boes
Virginia McDermott
Mental Health Assessment Tools and Techniques for Working With Battered Women
Thomas L. Jackson
Patricia A. Petretic-Jackson
Tricia H. Witte
Battered Women: Treatment Goals and Treatment Planning
Patricia A. Petretic-Jackson
Tricia H. Witte
Thomas L. Jackson
Promising Directions for Helping Chemically Involved Battered Women Get Safe and Sober
Theresa M. Zubretsky
Part IV: Crisis Intervention, Advocacy, and Specialized Programs
Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: The Role of Impact, Assessment, and Treatment
Peter Lehmann
Stephanie Rabenstein
A Comprehensive Model for Crisis Intervention With Battered Women and Their Children
Albert R. Roberts
Beverly Scenkman Roberts
Beyond Shelters: Support Groups and Community-Based Advocacy for Abused Women
Leslie M. Tutty
Michael Rothery
Interventions for Batterers: Program Approaches, Program Tensions
Bea Hanson
Part V: Vulnerable At-Risk Groups and Multicultural Issues
Domestic Violence Among Lesbian Couples
Janice L. Ricks
Carol (Jan) Vaughan
Sophia F. Dziegielewski
Latina Battered Women: Barriers to Service Delivery and Cultural Considerations
Gloria Bonilla Santiago
Asian Battered Women: Assessment and Treatment
Mo Yee Lee
Elder Abuse and Gerontological Social Work
Patricia Brownell
Name Index 501(4)
Subject Index 505

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