Helping Battered Women: New Perspectives and Remedies (Paperback)

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By Albert R. Roberts (Editor)
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Women battering is one of the most pervasive and dangerous problems in American society today. An estimated 8.7 million women fall victim to violence in their own homes each year. Helping Battered Women provides students with the most current, empirically-based and realistic overview of policies and intervention methods, combining a rich array of perspectives by internationally recognized professors and scholars in the fields of social work, criminology, and clinical psychology. The authors provide cogent and clear arguments for advocacy and social change in such places as battered women's shelters, police precincts, state legislatures, family courts, and criminal courts. The book focuses on a full range of policies and programs which include case management service models, 24-hour hotlines and crisis intervention programs, social worker-police collaboration, mandated arrest of batterers, electronic technology, and group/play therapy for the children of battered women, methods
which are all effective in breaking the inter-generational cycle of abuse.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780195095876
ISBN-10: 0195095871
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: January 25th, 1996
Pages: 272
Language: English