Stopping Domestic Violence: How a Community Can Prevent Spousal Abuse / Edition 1

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Overview

This volume examines models of collaboration between personnel in social service agencies, women's centers, domestic violence programs, medical and mental health settings, and law enforcement. Techniques are detailed that allow knowledge about domestic violence and primary prevention to be integrated into a community response by all those involved. It is an excellent resource for educators, social workers, public health professionals, clinicians, medical and mental health professionals, and law enforcement personnel.

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Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it requires community efforts to deal with domestic violence. Jenkins (U. of New Orleans) and Davidson (Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center, Baton Rouge) overview the history of law enforcement involvement in the US, theories about why such violence occurs, patterns of abuse, the responses of helping professions, a prevention model, the role of research, and a victim's safety plan. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306464829
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/2001
  • Series: Prevention in Practice Library Series
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Domestic Violence: The Players. 2. Cops and the Community. 3. Domestic Violence, Perception, and Decision-Making. 4. Why Does Domestic Violence Happen? 5. What Do We Know about Domestic Violence? 6. When Victims Ask for Help? 7. Prevention And Community: Where do we go for help? References.
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