Domestic Violence and Family Safety

This book will be of interest to practitioners in clinical and educational psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatry, probation, health visiting, counselling and psychotherapy, who work with individuals living in intimate relationships ...

Author: Janette Cooper

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470713712

Category: Psychology

Page: 238

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The book aims to explore the exciting opportunities offered by a systemic approach for mental health professionals and psychotherapists when working with families and other systems where domestic violence in intimate relationships is of concern. The main purpose of the book lies in the application of systemic thinking to safety and to understanding the complexity of domestic violence on family relationships over time. The authors outline their approach to these complex issues based on their eight years of joint experience in the Reading Safer Families project. They draw from a broad field of family psychology and systemic psychotherapy to distil the theories, methods and techniques most helpful to practitioners working in modern public and voluntary agencies. Their systemic approach to issues of risk, responsibility and collaboration provides a coherent framework within which to integrate practice. The book also provides a practice orientated and detailed approach to risk assessment, risk management and family reunification. This book will be of interest to practitioners in clinical and educational psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatry, probation, health visiting, counselling and psychotherapy, who work with individuals living in intimate relationships where violence may be of concern, and also to practice supervisors, trainers, trainees and students in these disciplines.

Working With Violence

Brandon, M. and Lewis, A. (1996) 'Significant harm and children's experiences of domestic violence', Child and Family Social Work, 1: 33–42. Breakwell, G. (1995) 'Theories of violence', in: S. Kidd and C. Stark (eds), Management of ...

Author: Judith Milner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1137110937

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Assessing and managing violence places a heavy burden on practitioners in social work, criminal justice and health care settings. Milner and Myers examine current explanatory theories of violence and how these influence assessment and intervention. Using case studies and a variety of agency documents, the strengths and weaknesses of these approaches are weighed up and a framework is presented to help workers looking to effect positive change.

Families Violence And Social Change

policy and service work on domestic violence, and many public debates, focus upon the victim and the potential for them to leave a violent relationship or situation. Important as it is to support someone who wants to leave a violent ...

Author: McKie, Linda

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335211585

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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“This comprehensive analysis on abuse committed in the home provides insights at both the micro and macro levels... The book combines legal and social science approaches in a way that makes it essential reading for anyone studying or working on violence-related issues.†Kevät Nousiainen, University of Helsinki, Johanna Niemi-Kiesiläinen, University of Umeå and Anu Pylkkänen, University of Helsinki. “This excellent book offers a timely intervention into debates about violence. Whilst most debates still focus on the spectacular rather than mundane forms of violence, Linda McKie uses a synthesis of legal, sociological and feminist research to show how current debates fail to deal with the violence that underpins our lives.†Prof Beverley Skeggs, University of London. An exciting new addition to the series, this book tackles assumptions surrounding the family as a changing institution and supposed haven from the public sphere of life. It considers families and social change in terms of concepts of power, inequality, gender, generations, sexuality and ethnicity. Some commentators suggest the family is threatened by increasing economic and social uncertainties and an enhanced focus upon the individual. This book provides a resume of these debates, as well as a critical review of the theories of family and social change: Charts social and economic changes and their impact on the family Considers the prevalence and nature of abuse within families Explores the relationship between social theory, families and changing issues in familial relationships Develops a theory of social change and families through a critical and pragmatic stance Key reading for undergraduate students of sociology reading courses such as family, gender, health, criminology and social change.

Working with Vulnerable Children Young People and Families

is argued, there is already a framework for addressing violence against children through child protection legislation. This is a complex area in terms of the impact on children of either witnessing violence or being themselves subject ...

Author: Graham Brotherton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136285644

Category: Education

Page: 281

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The potential for early intervention to prevent social problems later in life has become the focus of much debate in recent years and finds itself at the centre of contemporary social policy. The meaning of ‘vulnerability’ – one of the key concepts in this drive – is examined in this book, as well as the relationship between vulnerability and the individual, communities and society. This book introduces students to a broad debate around what constitutes vulnerability and related concepts such as risk and resilience, and examines how vulnerability has been conceptualised by policy makers with a clear focus on early intervention. Adopting a case study approach, it opens with chapters examining the concept of vulnerability from sociological, psychological and social policy perspectives before looking at examples around disability, homelessness, leaving care, victims of violence, sexual abuse, prison, the Internet and drug use. Supporting students in engaging with and evaluating the conceptualisation and application of vulnerability in professional practice, this book is suitable for anyone either preparing for or currently working within the children’s workforce, from social work and health care to education and youth work.

Theory Practice in Clinical Social Work

In abusive families, a positive outcome has been reached when violence can be prevented and victims feel safe even when perpetrators are not cooperative. Positive outcomes for abusers themselves depend largely on personality ...

Author: Jerrold R. Brandell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412981387

Category: Social Science

Page: 881

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Today's clinical social workers face a spectrum of social issues and problems of a scope and severity hardly imagined just a few years ago and an ever-widening domain of responsibility to overcome them. Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work is the authoritative handbook for social work clinicians and graduate social work students, that keeps pace with rapid social changes and presents carefully devised methods, models, and techniques for responding to the needs of an increasingly diverse clientele. Following an overview of the principal frameworks for clinical practice, including systems theory, behavioral and cognitive theories, psychoanalytic theory, and neurobiological theory, the book goes on to present the major social crises, problems, and new populations the social work clinician confronts each day. Theory and Practice in Clinical Social Work includes 29 original chapters, many with carefully crafted and detailed clinical illustrations, by leading social work scholars and master clinicians who represent the widest variety of clinical orientations and specializations. Collectively, these leading authors have treated nearly every conceivable clinical population, in virtually every practice context, using a full array of treatment approaches and modalities. Included in this volume are chapters on practice with adults and children, clinical social work with adolescents, family therapy, and children's treatment groups; other chapters focus on social work with communities affected by disasters and terrorism, clinical case management, cross-cultural clinical practice, psychopharmacology, practice with older adults, and mourning and loss. The extraordinary breadth of coverage will make this book an essential source of information for students in advanced practice courses and practicing social workers alike.

High Conflict Violent and Separating Families

SESSION I SAYING HELLO AND MAKING A SAFE PLACE TO WORK TOGETHER GOALS 1. To create common ground and safety. 2. To help children to identify a range of feelings that they may have experienced in response to family violence or conflict ...

Author: Vivienne Roseby

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684827697

Category: Education

Page: 142

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Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Wisconsin.


Several patterns become apparent in examining the data across the four violencemeasures. ... One interpretation of this result isthat when working with adolescents and families involved in violent behaviors, increasesincohesion might ...

Author: Diane Deanda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135414610

Category: Medical

Page: 362

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Understand violence within its cultural context! To reduce violence, we need to understand what it is, where it comes from, and what it means in cultural context. Violence: Diverse Populations and Communities provides new empirical research and theoretical models to help you understand the impact of violence on various ethnic and cultural groups. From the effects of abuse on Latino children to aged Korean-American women's perceptions of elder mistreatment, this comprehensive volume covers all ages, many ethnic groups, and multiple types of violence. Violence: Diverse Populations and Communities looks at such neglected populations as Mexican, Korean, Vietnamese, and Cambodian immigrants as well as Black, Caucasian, and Latino cultures. The forms of violence studied range from the devastation of war to keeping elders isolated for long periods of time and culturally specific forms of abuse. This comprehensive volume also includes a thorough literature review, stressing the need for more research, especially into the needs and experiences of neglected populations, and suggesting fruitful areas for further inquiry. Violence: Diverse Populations and Communities asks and answers complex questions, including: Is war or street violence more traumatic for adolescent refugees from the Khmer Rouge? What social support benefits do street gangs offer their members? How do cultural expectations of male and female roles affect dating violence? What culturally sensitive interventions best address the needs of a Latina rape survivor? How do women of various Asian cultures respond to spousal battering? How can practitioners working with elder abuse victims define their roles, objectives, and interventions to accommodate cultural differences? The groundbreaking research in Violence: Diverse Populations and Communities provides an illuminating exploration into the cultural meaning of violence. By questioning standard assumptions and discovering what violence means to those who suffer from it and perpetrate it, practitioners can better serve multicultural client populations. This book will change the way you see violence by helping you understand its manifestations within various cultural contexts.

Work Related Violence

Attacks on Boston abortion clinics have left two workers dead and five wounded , and families have been harassed by threats . For those who have not been targets themselves , awareness of violence at work can leave them feeling ...

Author: Diane Beale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000443140

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Recent reports suggest that violence in the workplace is an increasingly common problem for organizations, and that violence -or the threat of it- is one of the major sources of stress at work. Work-Related Violence examines the causes and consequences of violence at work, and offers practical solutions for managers and organizational psychology professionals. Part one reviews the size and scope of the problem and sets out the need for intervention and policy. Part two provides case studies of organizations and settings in which such an approach has been applied.

Working with Domestic Violence

The book will also be a valuable resource for students of community work, youth work, education, nursing and other allied health courses, community services, disability, and welfare studies.

Author: Deborah Walsh


ISBN: 9781138939813

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 168

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This textbook equips social workers and human services practitioners with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with both the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. Written to address the needs of the social work and human services student learner, the book covers a range of domestic violence issues that will prepare the student for practice. With an underlying structural feminist conceptual framework that works towards empowering service users whilst challenging the structures that perpetuate violence, Working with Domestic Violence includes: 18 chapters covering the broad spectrum of issues that arise from working with domestic violence A clear practice framework for applying theoretical knowledge when working with individuals and families in domestic violence contexts Practice tips, key facts, case examples, activities, and reflective questions designed to enhance the reader's engagement with the ideas, debates, and practice challenges introduced in the text An extensive index and glossary to support student understanding of the material A user-friendly and engaging style that will find application as an entire course book as well as for students or lecturers interested in selecting individual chapters for certain modules Working with Domestic Violence is essential reading for students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate coursework courses in social work and human services, and those completing a postgraduate counselling qualification. The book will also be a valuable resource for students of community work, youth work, education, nursing and other allied health courses, community services, disability, and welfare studies.

Federal Register

Federal Coordination ( Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance This notice for family violence In the fall of 1993 , a Federal Program No. 93.173 Biological Research prevention and services grants to States Interdepartmental Work Group ...




Category: Administrative law


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