Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies: Policies, Programs, and Legal Remedies

Hardcover | February 15, 2002

byAlbert R. RobertsForeword byMarjory D. Fields

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Public awareness regarding the life-threatening nature and intense traumatic impact of domestic violence has substantially increased in the past decade. At the same time, dramatic changes have taken place regarding criminal justice and social work policies and practices applied to domesticviolence intervention. And while the prevalence of domestic violence has declined slightly, national estimates still indicate that every year, approximately eight million women are abused, battered, stalked, or killed by their husbands, boyfriends, and other intimate partners. Featuring cutting-edgeresearch and expert intervention strategies, the Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies: Policies, Programs, and Legal Remedies is designed to prepare professionals to swiftly and compassionately meet the multiple needs of women and children who have suffered from domestic violence.This original and indispensable volume focuses on the numerous advances in legal remedies, program developments, treatment protocols, and multidisciplinary perspectives. It is a comprehensive guide to the latest research, public policies, and legal and criminal justice responses, covering federaland state legislation as well as trends in police and court responses to domestic violence. This is the first book to include court-based technology developments and new research related to the duration and intensity of woman battering. Highlighting actual cases and promising programs, the handbookalso addresses important social work issues, including risk assessment protocols, a new five level continuum of woman battering, intervention methods, and treatment models. The book also examines the myriad legal issues and health problems facing the most neglected and vulnerable battered women.Written by expert practitioners and leading scholars in the field, the book's 23 chapters provide rich insights into the complexities and challenges of addressing domestic violence. This timely and definitive handbook is recommended for students, clinicians, policy makers, and researchers in thefields of social work, victim services, criminal justice, hospital administration, mental health counseling, public health, pastoral counseling, law enforcement. In fact, this volume is a critical resource for all helping professionals who are assisting abused women in escaping and remaining freefrom violent relationships.

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Public awareness regarding the life-threatening nature and intense traumatic impact of domestic violence has substantially increased in the past decade. At the same time, dramatic changes have taken place regarding criminal justice and social work policies and practices applied to domesticviolence intervention. And while the prevalenc...

Albert R. Roberts is at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 6.42 × 9.41 × 1.81 inPublished:February 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Judge Marjory D. Fields: ForewordContributorsPart I: Introduction, Public Policy, Research, and Social Action1. Albert R. Roberts: Myths, Facts, and Realities Regarding Battered Women and Their Children: An Overview2. Mary P. Brewster: Domestic Violence Theories, Research, and Practice Implications3. Albert R. Roberts: Comparative Analysis of Battered Women in the Community With Battered Women in Prison for Killing Their Intimate Partners4. Albert R. Roberts: Duration and Severity of Woman Battering: A Conceptual Model/Continuum5. Patricia Brownell and Albert R. Roberts: National Organizational Survey of Domestic Violence CoalitionsPart II: Criminal Justice and Legal System Responses6. Albert R. Roberts and Karel Kurst-Swanger: Police Responses to Battered Women: Past, Present, and Future7. Albert R. Roberts and Karel Kurst-Swanger: Court Responses to Battered Women and Their Children8. Susan Keilitz: Improving Judicial System Responses to Domestic Violence: The Promises and Risks of Integrated Case Management and Technology Solutions9. Amy P. Barasch and Victoria L. Lutz: Innovations in the Legal System's Response to Domestic Violence: Thinking Outside the Box for the Silent Majority of Battered Women10. Linda G. Mills and Carrie J. Petrucci: A National Study of the Integration of Domestic Violence Assessment Into Child Welfare Practice11. Evan Stark: Preparing for Expert Testimony in Domestic Violence CasesPart III: Health Care, Addictions, and Mental Health Treatment12. Mary Boes and Virginia McDermott: Helping Battered Women: A Health Care Perspective13. Thomas L. Jackson, Patricia A. Petretic-Jackson, and Tricia H. White: Mental Health Assessment Tools and Techniques for Working With Battered Women14. Patricia A. Petretic-Jackson, Tricia H. Witte, and Thomas L. Jackson: Battered Women: Treatment Goals and Treatment Planning15. Theresa M. Zubretsky: Promising Directions for Helping Chemically Involved Battered Women Get Safe and SoberPart IV: Crisis Intervention, Advocacy, and Specialized Programs16. Peter Lehmann and Stephanie Rabenstein: Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: The Role of Impact, Assessment, and Treatment17. Albert R. Roberts and Beverly Schenkman Roberts: A Comprehensive Model for Crisis Intervention With Battered Women and Their Children18. Leslie M. Tutty and Michael Rothery: Beyond Shelters: Support Groups and Community-Based Advocacy for Abused Women19. Bea Hanson: Interventions for Batterers: Program Approaches, Program TensionsPart V: Vulnerable At-Risk Groups and Multicultural Issues20. Janice L. Ricks, Carol (Jan) Vaughan, and Sophia F. Dziegielewski: Domestic Violence Among Lesbian Couples21. Gloria Bonilla Santiago: Latina Battered Women: Barriers to Service Delivery and Cultural Considerations22. Mo Yee Lee: Asian Battered Women: Assessment and Treatment23. Patricia Brownell: Elder Abuse and Gerontological Social WorkName IndexSubject Index

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"Dr. Roberts has succeeded in bringing together the work of senior researchers and clinicians in this outstanding and comprehensive volume on domestic violence. The book includes descriptions of innovative programs and practical interventions for victims and perpetrators of domestic violenceand the children who witness the conflicts, illustrated with compelling cases examples and grounded in a review of the latest research. I would recommend this book without hesitation as an outstanding example of evidence-based practice, both to experienced practitioners wishing to stay up-to-datewith policy, practice and research, and to students reading their first book on the subject."--Cheryl Regehr, Ph.D., C.S.W., Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work and Director, Centre for Applied Social Research, University of Toronto, Canada