Intervention for Men Who Batter: An Ecological Approach / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- SAGE Publications
This volume provides practitioners with a concise overview of current theory and intervention for men who batter their female partners. In particular, three specific interventions are focused on: men's treatment groups; working with the men's families; and working within the criminal justice system.
The authors explore the multiple factors, both individual and sociocultural, that contribute to the onset and continuation of violence. The central issue of men's control over women and children in families, and the use of physical force to implement such control, is stressed. Among the topics discussed are: assessment of the violent man, from intake through continued evaluation; legal obligations to victims; cognitive and behav
About the Author
Jeffrey L. Edleson, Ph D, is Dean and Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare. He is Professor Emeritus in the University of Minnesota School of Social Work and founding director of the Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse. He has published more than 130 articles and 12 books on domestic violence, group work, and program evaluation. Edleson recently served on the US National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare.
Table of Contents
IntroductionA Comprehensive Ecological ApproachEcological Assessment of MenGroup Intervention for Men Who BatterIndividual and Couple TreatmentSocial System InterventionsEpilogue Toward a Violence-Free Ecology