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|Pt. I||The study of 501 abused women|
|1||Proceed with caution : activating a zero tolerance policy and warning signs of male batterers||3|
|2||Short-term abuse and getting out quickly||23|
|3||After the honeymoon period||43|
|4||Women caught in the grip of circumstances : living with sporadic long-term abuse||59|
|5||The hitting habit||81|
|6||Lethal domestic violence||97|
|7||A step-by-step individualized safety plan||111|
|8||About the study : a typology on the duration and severity of abuse||119|
|Pt. II||Practical guidelines and survival strategies|
|9||Roberts's seven-stage crisis intervention protocol||131|
|10||Guidelines on how to use the police and courts||139|
|11||Drug-facilitated sexual assault : acquaintance rape and date rape drugs||155|
|Directory of the national and statewide domestic violence crisis hotlines, resource centers, and the fifty statewide coalitions against domestic violence||187|
|Directory of worldwide web resources on domestic violence||193|
|Directory of shelters and victim services for domestic violence survivors||197|
Posted April 29, 2007
This book is an exceptional resource for women in abusive relationships, people who know a woman in an abusive relationship, as well as for individuals studying victimology. It provides numerous case examples, tools for preventing victimization and tools for learning the different levels of abuse that occur. Ending with addresses and numbers to numerous battered women's shelters, I believe that this book should be read and referred to anyone that has experienced domestic violence.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 29, 2007
Ending Intimate Abuse by Albert R. Roberts and Beverly Schenkman Roberts is a book that is truly attempting to champion the cause of victims, focusing primarily on those victims of domestic violence. The guidelines and survival strategies are based on a study conducted by Dr. Roberts of 501 abused women. This is without a doubt one of the best books ever written on domestic violence survival strategies because it is based on information gathered from real life survivors of domestic violence, not simply some theory based on statistical data alone. The women in this book are all unique and their passionate stories are easily related to because of the scope of victims from high class socialites to low class drug users. The primary usefulness of this book is to allow the readers to establish tell tale signs that an abusive relationship is occurring with themselves or their friends and family members. In addition, it describes how women survived domestic violence and the crisis intervention model established later in the book is a key to allow a professional to assist a victim of domestic violence. This book should be a staple on the bookshelves of every police officer, social worker, and anyone else who deals with victims of domestic violence.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 29, 2007
Ending Intimate Abuse is a powerful piece of literature that serves many important purposes in the field of domestic violence. It can be used as a handbook or guide for women in all degrees of abusive relationships, as a method for students and scholar¿s to learn and teach from, and as a tool for crisis and social workers to provide more effective treatment. It is an easy read, making its contents readily available for nearly anyone who desires to learn about domestic violence.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 19, 2006
I loved 'Ending Intimate Abuse.' The cases in this book were very descriptive and real. Not only was it a good read but there was also alot of practical advice in it. I especially liked the 21 warning signs of abusers because it gave me an idea of what to be aware of in my own relationship. This book is great for a domestic violence, social work, or crisis intervention class, but it is also a great book for someone just looking for an interesting and enlightening read. It is the only course textbook I haven't sold back to the bookstore.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 27, 2006
Ending Intimate Abuse: Practical Guidance and Survival Strategies is a versatile and extremely informative text to understanding the complexities of intimate partner abuse. Roberts and Roberts make the information relevant for survivors, advocates, faculty, students, and other interested readers. It is a supportive guide for any woman experiencing abuse in her relationship, an appropriate class text for undergraduate and graduate students, and should be in the libraries of all advocates serving survivors. The text is based on interviews with 501 abused women and the authors interweave their life stories throughout the text. To understand the critical issues that survivors face, Roberts and Roberts identify and discuss a number of important factors (e.g. socioeconomic, substance abuse, protective and resiliency, socialization, culture, and religious beliefs, and other factors) that influence abused women¿s decision making processes about their intimate relationships. They break new ground in the domestic violence literature by analyzing and organizing these life stories into categories along a continuum of violence (short-term, intermediate, intermittent long-term, chronic with patterns, and lethal). In addition, Roberts and Roberts assertively identify warning signs of potential abusive men. In all these ways, Roberts and Roberts provide critical information for prevention and intervention strategies and policies changes. I highly recommend this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 25, 2005
This is a compelling and comprehensive book regarding all aspects of Intimate abuse. For professionals, academics, and all women, this book provides practical strategies based on research on how to identify and leave abusive relationships. This is a must-read for all dating women, young and old.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 5, 2005
My job responsibilities require me to deal with domestic violence and abuse on a very frequent basis. I have found this book to be an invaluable resource in assessing domestic abuse incidents and their potential for escalation into deadly force. In addition, beneficial tools of the book include the detailed glossary of terms and the national directory of domestic violence hotlines and intervention programs. On a personal, note, I found this comprehensive book to be extremely informative as I have a 12 year old daughter. In the very near future, she will be entering high school and then college and this book has enlightened me to the concept of date rape and the threat of emotional and physically abusive boyfriends. I wholeheartedly intend on allowing her to read this book when she becomes of dating age so she too will have the knowledge to take all the necessary precautions to prevent herself from entering a potentially abusive situation. I congratulate Dr. Roberts on an excellent book. His expertise on intimate abuse relationships is evident throughout and both he and his wife have developed a successful handbook on examining domestic violence. I strongly recommend this book to parents of daughters as well as sons.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 12, 2005
This highly readable book is an exceptionally rich, essential resource for all who work with victims of intimate abuse, for family members, concerned parents,and even school teachers. It brings the voice of 501 women alive for clinicians and policy makers to guide and inform their work in a way rarely available. The practice guidelines, resources and directory of shelters, hotlines, coalitions and worldwide web resources are stellar and are particularly helpful for quickly navigating the terrain. Also it is most helpful to have the 23 warning signs that alert all to violent dates and partners. A step by step safety plan is a critical guide for practice and advocacy. This comprehensive, compassionate and thought provoking study and practice guide is a must have. I would want all my students, supervisees, colleagues and daughter to read this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 22, 2005
This gripping, illuminating, and very practical book will equip young women with essential information on socializing and dating safely in college and will also help battered women to end their violent dating relationships quickly. The college experience is fostered by the students immersion into an environment that provides for young people the opportunity to experiment freely all that this place of diverse ideas and customs has to offer. It is a time where students are encouraged to suppress their natural inhibitions and experiment academically, physically, and socially. Their minds are open and their guards are down. In Ending Intimate Abuse, Dr. and Mrs. Roberts provide a warning for college aged women, explaining the dangers they may be subject to in this environment, 'College Students are vulnerable to abusive relationships and situations because of the nature of the college environment and the fact that many students are removed from the support of their families. College Freshman are at a high risk for physical and emotional abuse from their boyfriends and, in particular, for date rape.' Ending Intimate Abuse, serves as a preemptive self help book, seeking to provide awareness of the rampantness of intimate partner violence, thereby educating college aged women to take precautions and protect themselves from abusive relationships and situations. This easily readable book is unique in its ability to be clinically helpful and practically useful for both professionals and women of all ages.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 25, 2005
This is a phenomenal book. It is inspiring, riviting, and has an exceptional impact because of the stories of the battered women who escaped their abusive relationships alive. It is a 'howto' book for all women that want to overcome and escape the terror of intimate abuse. It is impressively detailed. The most important aspect of this book--women can understand it and use it. The case studies themselves along with the 23 warning signs of an abusive partner will help women escape and prevent violent relationships, but most of all it will save lives! I have worked in the New Jersey Judiciary/Criminal Division for 17 years and thought I had seen and heard it all until I read this book. Hats off to Dr. Albert Roberts who wrote this book and has dedicated his career and most of his life to helping and saving the lives of abused and battered women. Dr. Roberts doesn't just write intimate abuse books--He owns the genre! BRILLIANT JOB WELL DONE!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.