Intimate Partner Violence
A Resource for Professionals Working With Children and Families (Perfect-Bound)
This book is intended as a general overview and an accessible guide that can be quickly read and referenced by professionals from a variety of disciplines without using language that excludes families and non-technical parties.
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. Intimate Partner Violence 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 of Intimate Partner Violence 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. With chapter contributors including, but not limited to, luminaries such as Linda Ledray, PhD, SANE; Sandra Bloom, MD; Peter Cronholm, MD, MSCE; and Jennifer Varela, LMSW, along with forewords written by Annie Lewis-O’Connor, NP-BC, MPH, PhD; Betsy McAlister Groves, LICSW; and Carole Jenny, MD, MBA, 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.
|Product Details:||Paperback, perfect-bound edition|
|400 pages, 93 images|
|Written in plain, nontechnical language|
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
This book distills a large body of knowledge into a readable, useful, rich resource. The book is a single source that can educate professionals, change attitudes, and save time by having all the necessary information readily available in a single resource. The book addresses another sensitive issue in the field of IPV: the unresolved tension between advocates for children and advocates for adult IPV victims. Should children be taken away from a battered woman who is unable to separate from the batterer? Is that considered blaming the victim or protecting the children who experience secondary trauma from witnessing abuse? The book's title reflects the editors' awareness of the need for the balance and consideration for parents as well as children.
Carole Jenny, MD, MBA
Each chapter is written by scholars who have earned the respect of those of us working in the domestic violence community. Compiling the knowledge of these authors collectively serves novice and experts well and comprises a book that can be used in a variety of clinical and educational settings.
Annie Lewis-O'Connor NP-BC, MPH, PhD
Written by a diverse group of health care professionals, the book includes social work and mental health professionals in its audience. It is comprehensive in scope, with a concise review of the literature on screening in health care settings, 2 chapters on working with male perpetrators, and a chapter on teen dating violence. The material includes research, epidemiological data, and concrete practice suggestions. This will be a useful and accessible resource for a range of professionals who work with families and it will help each of us to ensure that children and families remain safe.
Betsy McAlister Groves, LICSW