Coordinating Community Responses to Domestic Violence: Lessons from Duluth and Beyond / Edition 1

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The "Duluth Model" is a widely disseminated approach to community-based intervention in domestic violence. This authoritative and comprehensive volume examines how to develop a response to domestic violence using the Model.

Key issues addressed include: enhancing networking among service providers; building monitoring and tracking systems; developing a supportive infrastructure for victims; providing sanctions and rehabilitation opportunities; addressing the needs of children; and evaluating the effectiveness of community response.

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Contributors, including battered women advocates, psychologists, social workers, legal advocates, and others, discuss key components of community intervention projects, based on the Duluth Model, an internationally recognized model for community-based reform projects that includes programs to educate batterers, mandatory arrest policies, and coordinated interventions with involved agencies. Four chapters also address future developments and adaptations to the Duluth Model. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761911241
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/21/1999
  • Series: SAGE Series on Violence against Women Series, #12
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

An Introduction - Ellen L Pence and Melanie F Shepard
Developing a Coordinated Community Response
Some Thoughts on Philosophy - Ellen L Pence
Developing Policies and Protocols - Ellen L Pence and Coral McDonnel
Enhancing Networking Among Service Providers - Denise Gamache and Mary Asmus
Elements of Successful Coordination Strategies
Building Monitoring and Tracking Systems - Dennis R Falk and Nancy Helgeson
Advocacy for Battered Women - Melanie F Shepard
Implications for a Coordinated Community Response
Batterer Intervention Programs - Fernando Mederos
Past and Future Prospects
Undoing Harm to Children - Martha McMahon
The Duluth Family Visitation Center
Evaluating a Coordinated Community Response - Melanie F Shepard
Just Like Men? A Critical View of Violence by Women - Shamita Das Dasgupta
The Silence Surrounding Sexual Violence - Kersti Yllö
The Issue of Marital Rape and the Challenges it Poses for the Duluth Model
Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project - Roma Balzer
The Aotearoa Experience
Pick 'n Mix or Replication - Robyn Holder
The Politics and Process of Adaptation
Epilogue - Ellen L Pence
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