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

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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 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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Editorial Reviews

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"This up-to-date book is at once pathbreaking and practical, comprehensive and insightful... If the goal is to save lives, to prevent domestic violence injuries, and to secure justice, the Handbook of Intervention Strategies in Domestic Violence is a must-read." —Criminal Justice Library

"The word 'handbook' does not fully capture this incredibly comprehensive survey of the field of domestic violence, including what we know, current practices, and challenges across the professions. This book would be an excellent sourcebook for domestic violence courses in social work, criminal justice, law schools, and undergraduate departments."—Joan S. Meier, J.D., Director, Domestic Violence Clinics, and Professor of Clinical Law, George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC

"This is the text for which I have been searching. The chapters are timely, relevant, and deal with many of the key intervention strategies in domestic violence. This book will be of special value to law, social work, and criminal justice students and practitioners. If you are going to purchase one book on domestic violence this year, this should be the one. I expect it to become a classic."—Charles Lindner, J.D., M.S.W., Professor, Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

"This book represents a tremendous achievement in integration of knowledge in the field. It is a text that is practical for students and practitioners. The book makes a great contribution to practice knowledge. It is the most illuminating and practical volume on domestic violence published in the last 20 years. It is must reading for all social workers."—Cynthia G.S. Franklin, Ph.D., Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Social Work concentration, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin and Editor-in-Chief, Children and Families journal

"Finally, a proactive approach to domestic violence geared toward both practitioners and academicians. A must-read for all service providers whether a novice or expert in the field. Roberts has assembled a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team of contributors to produce a scholarly reader that has the potential to impact domestic violence policy."—Laura J. Moriarty, Ph.D., Professor Criminal Justice and Assistant Dean, College of Humanities and Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University

"Dr. Roberts has succeeded in bringing together the work of senior researchers and clinicians in this outstanding and comprehensive volume on domestic violence. The book includes descriptions of innovative programs and practical interventions for victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and the children who witness the conflicts, illustrated with compelling cases examples and grounded in a review of the latest research. I would recommend this book without hesitation as an outstanding example of evidence-based practice, both to experienced practitioners wishing to stay up-to-date with policy, practice and research, and to students reading their first book on the subject."—Cheryl Regehr, Ph.D., C.S.W., Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work and Director, Centre for Applied Social Research, University of Toronto, Canada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195151701
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 880,597
  • Lexile: 1460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword, Judge Marjory D. Fields
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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