Domestic Violence Advocacy: Complex Lives/Difficult Choices, Second Edition is a comprehensive and highly practical resource for anyone working with domestic violence victims. The essential elements and values of the victim-defined approach provide the foundation for a completely revised exploration of all victims’ perspectives and advocates’ roles. Authors Jill Davies and Eleanor Lyon draw on the far-reaching progress and increased knowledge of the field and delve deeply into the experiences of victims, their perspectives and decision-making, culture, and risks. Attentive to the real- world context of limited time, resources, and options for victims and for advocates, this enlightening text focuses on what is feasible and offers ideas for working within such constraints.
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Table of ContentsForeword by Cris M. SullivanPrefaceSection I: Victim-Defined Advocacy ApproachChapter 1: Overview of Victim-Defined AdvocacyChapter 2: Risks Victims FaceChapter 3: How Women Form Perspectives and PrioritiesChapter 4: Individual Victim-Defined Advocacy ImplementationSection II: Victim-Defined Advocacy Practice IssuesChapter 5: Victims in ContactChapter 6: ChildrenChapter 7: Trauma, Mental Health, and Substance UseChapter 8: Advocate Role with Violent PartnersSection III: Systems AdvocacyChapter 9: Victim-Defined Advocacy EnvironmentsChapter 10: Victim-Defined Policy AdvocacyChapter 11: ConclusionAppendix AReferencesIndex