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Intimate Partner Violence: A Resource for Professionals Working With Children and Families

Intimate Partner Violence: A Resource for Professionals Working With Children and Families

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400 pages, 93 images, 28 contributors
Intimate Partner Violence is a resource for a wide range of professionals who work with children and families, from specialists working in social services, counseling, education, and child advocacy to experts in the fields of medicine, law enforcement, and mental health. Contents include contemporary concepts and research on the prevalence, nature, causes, and impact of IPV—a pervasive problem in our society that affects adults and children and crosses all socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic boundaries. The text addresses not only the initial impact on the victims, but also the consequences IPV has in later life and in subsequent generations as learned behaviors lead to a cycle of family violence. The intent is not a comprehensive clinical and forensic reference text meant exclusively for medical and technical professionals, it is a resource that provides a thorough overview to assist managers, supervisors, directors, and other front-line professionals who have the responsibility of setting and implementing policies in making informed and effective decisions.
Written by a diverse group of professionals that spans the child protection spectrum, Intimate Partner Violence serves an ideal introduction to the destructive, yet ubiquitous problem and also a valuable reinforcement of knowledge for experts who treat and deal with the pernicious effects of IPV, which often include child maltreatment, on a daily basis. This resource is the culmination of the foremost authorities on the subject of intimate partner violence, commonly referred to as domestic abuse. Including chapters with dedicated focuses on relevant topics such as screening and identifying IPV in health care settings, dating violence, children who witness violence, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner response, mental health aspects, and many others, this resource is an easily accessible, general guide that comprehensively covers the multiple aspects of intimate partner violence.

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ISBN-13: 9781936590056
Publisher: STM Learning, Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 48 MB
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About the Author

Angelo Giardino is the medical director of Texas Children's Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children's Hospital's forensic pediatrics service at the Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Immediately after his fellowship training, Dr. Giardino became the assistant, and then the associate, medical director at Health Partners of Philadelphia, where he had primary responsibility for utilization management, intensive case management, and health care data analysis. He also shared responsibility for the plan's quality improvement program.
Eileen Giardino is a nurse practitioner and an associate professor at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is the track director of the Family Nurse Practitioner program, teaches both graduate and undergraduate students at the university, and works as a nurse practitioner in Student Health. Dr. Giardino has published in the area of child and adult sexual abuse and currently lectures on the evaluation of intimate partner violence and suspected child abuse to nursing and nurse practitioner students. Dr. Giardino received her BSN and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, her MSN at Widener University, and Nurse Practitioner Certification in Adult and Family at La Salle University in Philadelphia, where she also received SANE training.

Table of Contents

1. Overview of the Problem
2. Screening and Identification in Health Care Settings
3. Dating Violence Among High School and College Students
4. Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse
5. Intervention for Women: Answers to the Question “Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?”
6. The Abused Patient: A Clinical Response Using the Stages of Change Model
7. Children Who Witness Violence: The Specific Problem of Children Who Are Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence
8. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Response to Non-Stranger Sexual Assault
9. Social Work Intervention in Intimate Partner Violence
10. Mental Health Aspects of Intimate Partner Violence: Survivors, Professionals, and Systems
11. Domestic Crimes Investigations and Law Enforcement
12. Role of the Intimate Partner Violence Professional in Criminal Prosecution
13. Intimate Partner Violence: Identification, Treatment, and Associations with Men’s Health
14. Fatherhood as a Gateway for Change: Insights from the Fathering After Violence Initiative
15. Looking Ahead: The Public Health Approach to Intimate Partner Violence Prevention

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