Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies: Policies, Programs, and Legal Remedies / Edition 1

Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies: Policies, Programs, and Legal Remedies / Edition 1

by Albert R. Roberts
     
 

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 domestic violence intervention. And while the prevalence of domestic violence has

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Overview

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 domestic violence 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-edge research 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 federal and 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 handbook also 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 the fields 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 free from violent relationships.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195151701
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
453,467
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.80(d)
Lexile:
1460L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

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

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