Social Work and Family Violence: Theories, Assessment, and Intervention

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  • Copyright: 2010-02-08
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To competently serve families, social work students must understand the theories and issues surrounding family violence. This innovative textbook comprehensively discusses three types of family violence: child abuse and maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introduction to Family Violencep. 1
Categories of Family Violencep. 2
Family Health Perspectivep. 2
Family Violence and the NASW Code of Ethicsp. 3
Social Workers and Family Violencep. 3
Summaryp. 5
Introduction to Child Maltreatmentp. 11
Theoretical Perspectives of Child Maltreatmentp. 12
Brief Historical Time Line of Child Welfare Policiesp. 14
Other Child Welfare Agenciesp. 18
Other Policies That Affect Child Welfarep. 19
Definitions and Types of Child Maltreatmentp. 20
Prevalence of Child Maltreatmentp. 23
Summaryp. 26
Identifying and Investigating Child Maltreatmentp. 33
Identifying Child Maltreatmentp. 34
Reporting Child Maltreatmentp. 39
Legal and Ethical Issues in Reportingp. 43
Investigation and Child Protective Servicesp. 45
Summaryp. 52
The Criminal Justice System and Child Maltreatmentp. 57
Government Branches and Lawsp. 58
The Criminal Justice Systemp. 59
Other Professional Roles in Child Maltreatmentp. 62
Issues in Child Interviewingp. 65
Testifying in Courtp. 67
Summaryp. 71
Consequences of Child Maltreatment and Continuum of Carep. 79
Consequences of Child Maltreatmentp. 81
Symptoms Exhibited by Maltreated Childrenp. 83
Services for Maltreated Childrenp. 86
Children in Foster Carep. 89
Summaryp. 91
Assessment and Intervention in Child Maltreatmentp. 99
Assessments of Maltreated Childrenp. 101
Interventions With Maltreated Childrenp. 104
Additional Interventions With Maltreated Childrenp. 108
Adult Survivors of Childhood Maltreatmentp. 110
Summaryp. 114
Introduction to Intimate Partner Violencep. 123
IPV Definedp. 125
Prominent Theoretical Perspectives on IPVp. 125
Brief History of IPV Laws and Policiesp. 128
Types of IPVp. 131
Prevalence and Incidence of IPVp. 133
Financial Costs of IPVp. 139
Summaryp. 139
Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violencep. 145
Power and Controlp. 147
Cycle of Violencep. 147
Learned Helplessnessp. 150
The Battered Woman Syndromep. 151
Why Victims Stayp. 152
Summaryp. 153
The Criminal Justice System and Intimate Partner Violencep. 157
Orders of Protectionp. 158
Mandatory Arrestp. 162
No-Drop Policiesp. 163
Effectiveness of IPV Policiesp. 164
Roles of Social Workersp. 166
Summaryp. 167
Assessment and Intervention With Victims of Intimate Partner Violencep. 173
Engaging the Clientp. 175
Planning/Contracting With the Clientp. 187
Implementation and Interventionp. 190
Social Workers' Professional Use of Selfp. 197
Summaryp. 198
Child Witnesses of intimate Partner Violencep. 205
Child Abuse and IPVp. 206
The Impact on Child Witnessesp. 207
Impact by Children's Agep. 208
Social Workers in Child Abuse and Partner Violence Systemsp. 210
Assessment of Child Witnessesp. 211
Intervention With Child Witnessesp. 212
Summaryp. 213
Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violencep. 219
Characteristics of Perpetratorsp. 221
Causal Theories and IPVp. 222
Typologies of Perpetratorsp. 225
Assessment With IPV Perpetratorsp. 226
Intervention/Treatment for Perpetratorsp. 228
Program Evaluationp. 232
Summaryp. 232
Intimate Partner Violence Among Diverse and At-Risk Populationsp. 241
Women, Welfare, and IPVp. 243
Older Battered Womenp. 243
Rural Women and IPVp. 244
Female Perpetrators of Violencep. 245
Persons With Disabilities and IPVp. 246
Culture and IPVp. 247
Same Gender-Oriented Partner Abusep. 251
Summaryp. 254
Introduction to Elder Abusep. 261
Elder Abuse Definedp. 264
Types of Elder Abusep. 265
Prevalence of Elder Abusep. 267
Theories of Elder Abusep. 269
Key Legislation for Elders and Elder Abusep. 270
Summaryp. 270
Identifying and Investigating Elder Abusep. 275
Risk Factorsp. 276
Assessing Elder Abusep. 277
Reporting Elder Abusep. 278
Adult Protective Servicesp. 279
Criminal Justice Systemp. 281
Summaryp. 282
Elder Abuse Assessment and Interventionp. 289
Assessmentp. 290
Interventionp. 293
Caregiver Interventionsp. 295
Summaryp. 296
Prevention of Family Violencep. 301
Preventing Child Maltreatmentp. 306
Preventing Intimate Partner Violencep. 310
Preventing Elder Abusep. 312
Summaryp. 313
Child Protective Services by Statep. 319
Adult Protective Services Hotline Numbers by Statep. 325
Prevention Programsp. 331
Indexp. 335
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