Violence and Abuse Issues: Cross-cultural perspectives for health and social service

Violence and Abuse Issues: Cross-cultural perspectives for health and social service

by Lee Ann Hoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415465729

ISBN-13: 9780415465724

Pub. Date: 08/13/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

After centuries of being considered a private matter in most societies, violence and its profound effect on the physical health, mental health, and social well-being of victims and their families, as well as on the assailants themselves, has started to take centre stage as a public issue of worldwide concern. Health and social service providers are in pivotal

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After centuries of being considered a private matter in most societies, violence and its profound effect on the physical health, mental health, and social well-being of victims and their families, as well as on the assailants themselves, has started to take centre stage as a public issue of worldwide concern. Health and social service providers are in pivotal positions to provide preventive and restorative services to those affected by violent and abusive behaviour. This comprehensive textbook presents theoretical background and practical strategies for doing so, providing a solid knowledge base for good practice in this area. It emphasizes the interdisciplinary aspects of violence and victim/survivor care and addresses violence over the lifespan, covering:
• child sexual and physical abuse
• sexual assault of adults
• battering and emotional abuse of intimate partners
• elder abuse
• perpetrators of violence and abuse
• violence in learning and work environments
• vicarious trauma and self-care
• interconnections between various forms of violence, including socially approved violence in the media and in war. This text is an essential resource for qualified practitioners wanting to learn more about this area and for students starting out in health and social care. Each chapter includes case studies and thinking points, and suggestions for application in practice settings. A companion website provides materials for students and educators, enabling the inclusion of violence issues in an already busy curriculum. Lee Ann Hoff is a nurse-anthropologist and crisis specialist. She has published widely and is the author of the award-winning textbook People in Crisis. She has extensive experience as an educator, consultant, clinician, and crisis service manager.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415465724
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/13/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Theoretical Perspective and Essential Content 1. Violence Prevention and Victim/Survivor Care: An International Public Health Issue 2. Theoretical Framework and Assumptions, Lee Ann Hoff and Magueye Seck 3. CORE Content: Essential Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills Part II: Illustrations of Violence Issues Essentials Across Disciplines and Cultures: Life Stories and Applications to Clinical Practice 4. Woman Abuse/Battering and Implications for Children 5. Sexual Assault and Physical Abuse during Childhood and Adolescence 6. Sexual Assault of Adults: Intimate Partner and War Victims 7. Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults, Bonnie Joyce Hallisey 8. Abuse, Oppression and Enslavement of Indigenous People across Continents 9. Abuse and Battering of Immigrant Minority Women 10. Perpetrators of Abuse and Violence, Magueye Seck Part III: Professional and Continuing Education Applications 11. Violence, Bullying and Abuse in Schools and the Workplace 12. Implementation Issues: Personal/Professional Victimization 13. Comprehensive Service Issues: Health & Criminal Justice Interface

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