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Domestic Violence Advocacy Complex Lives/Difficult Choices

ISBN-10: 1452241201
ISBN-13: 9781452241203
Edition: 2nd 2014
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Book details

List price: $59.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/18/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Eleanor Lyon, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Residence and the Director of the Institute for Violence Prevention and Reduction. Eleanor teaches courses in research methods and violence against women. Eleanorrsquo;s areas of specialization include evaluation methods, ethnographic methods, violence against women, family issues and womenrsquo;s issues

Foreword: Domestic Violence Advocacy: Complex Lives/Difficult Choices
Preface
How This Book Is Different
About the Terms Used in This Book
Advocate
Victim/Woman
Violent Partner/Batterer/Man
Victim-Defined/Woman-Defined Advocacy
Service-Defined Advocacy
The Organization of This Book
Background and Acknowledgments
Victim-Defined Advocacy Approach
Overview of Victim-Defined Advocacy
Types of Violence
Safety/Safer
Individual Victim-Defined Advocacy
Systemic Victim-Defined Advocacy
Why Advocacy That Is Victim-Defined
Risks Victims Face
Risk of Physical and Sexual Violence
Risk of Physical Violence
Risk of Sexual Violence
Risk of Violence After Separation
Impact of Physical and Sexual Violence
Risk of Death
Child-Related Risks
Direct Risks to Children
Risk of Loss of Children
Financial Risks
Risks of Psychological Harm and Drug and Alcohol Use
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse
Risks to Family and Friends
Loss of Relationship
Risks Involving Arrest and Legal Status
Life-Generated Risks
Financial Considerations
Home Location
Physical and Menial Health
Inadequate Responses by Major Social Institutions
Discrimination Based on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexual Orientation, or Other Bias
Batterers' Manipulation of Life-Generated Risks
Risks Victims Face: Chapter Summary
Key Points
Discussion Questions
How Women Form Perspectives and Priorities
The Public Construction of the "Battered Woman"
Life Circumstances
Parenting Role
Family Concerns
Cultural Community
Age
How Victims Make Decisions
The Violence
Children
The Relationship
Resources
Victims' Safety Plans
Priorities
Fluidity
Time Frames
Strategies to Reduce Physical Violence
Children's Needs
Staying Strategies
Leaving Strategies
How Victims Form Perspectives and Priorities: Chapter Summary
Key Points
Discussion Questions
Individual Victim-Defined Advocacy Implementation
Understand a Victim's Perspective and Priorities
Know How to Gather Information
Accept That a Woman's Perspective Will Change
Understand Each Victim's Risk Analysis
Understand Each Victim's Life Circumstances
Understand Each Victim's Plans
Work With Victims to Strengthen Comprehensive Safety Plans
Build a Partnership With Each Victim
Review Risks
Identify Relevant Options, Resources, and Strategies
Implement the Strengthened Comprehensive Plan
Individual Victim-Defined Advocacy Implementation: Chapter Summary
Key Points
Discussion Questions
Victim-Defined Advocacy Practice Issues
Victims in Contact
Who Are Victims in Contact?
Why Victims Are in Contact
Why Victims Remain in Intimate Partner Relationships
A Partner Keeps Her From Leaving
There's Not Enough Money to Leave
Leaving Increases Risks
It Is Unclear Whether Leaving Will Make Things Better or Worse
Commitment to the Relationship and Family Comes First
Why Contact Continues After a Victim Has Ended a Relationship
Why Children Are in Contact
Reliance on Leaving as the Primary or Only Safety Strategy
Why the Reliance on Leaving
Consequences for Victims
Harsh Reactions to Victims Who Don't Leave
Fewer Options to Enhance Safety
Pushed to Use Ineffective or Harmful Strategies
Advocacy With Victims in Contact-Key Application Issues
Understanding the Perspectives and Priorities of Victims in Contact
Working With Victims in Contact to Strengthen Their Comprehensive Safety Plans
Implementing Strengthened Comprehensive Safety Plan
Acknowledging the Challenges
Victims in Contact: Chapter Summary
Key Points
Discussion Questions
Children
Harm to Children
Prevalence
Effects of Family Violence on Children
Applying Standards of Safety/Safer
Safer Enough
What Makes Children Safer
Advocacy Regarding Children-Key Application Issues
Understanding the Perspectives and Priorities of Children and Their Battered Parents
Working With the Battered Parent and, When Appropriate, With the Child to Strengthen the Comprehensive Safety Plan
Advocacy Challenges: Children
Children: Chapter Summary
Key Points
Discussion Questions
Trauma, Mental Health, and Substance Use
Family Violence and Trauma
Domestic Violence and Mental Health Issues
Domestic Violence and Substance Use
Family Violence and Trauma, Mental Health, and Substance Use
Advocacy With Victims Experiencing Trauma, Mental Health, and/or Substance Use Issues-Key Application Issues
Understanding the Victim's Perspective and Priorities
Working With the Victim to Strengthen Her Comprehensive Safety Plan
Trauma, Mental Health, and Substance Use: Chapter Summary
Key Points
Discussion Questions
Advocate Role With Violent Partners
About Violent Partners
Characteristics
Interventions
Advocacy Role Regarding Violent Partners-Key Application Issues
Understanding Victim's Perspective and Priorities About a Violent Partner
Working With the Victim to Strengthen the Safety Plan
Advocacy Challenges: Violent Partners
Predicting Behavior
Lack of Violent Partner Services and Interventions
"Helping" Violent Partners
Advocate Role With Violent Partners: Chapter Summary
Key Points
Discussion Questions
Systems Advocacy
Victim-Defined Advocacy Environments
Agency Commitment
For Victims: Commitment to Offering Victim-Defined Advocacy
For Advocates: Commitment to Provide Victim-Defined Advocacy
Conditions for Advocacy
For Victims: Victim-Defined Conditions in Which Advocacy Is Offered
For Advocates: Advocate-Defined Conditions in Which to Provide Advocacy
Changing the Advocacy Environment
Challenges
Victim-Defined Advocacy Environments: Chapter Summary
Key Points
Discussion Questions
Victim-Defined Policy Advocacy
Policy Advocacy
A Victim-Defined Policy Process ("How")
Prepare
Think
Plan
Act
Monitor
Policy Substance ("What")
Each Victim Is Unique
Victims Face a Range of Batterer-Generated and Life-Generated Risks
Some Victims Remain in the Relationship or in Contact
Children Are Victims of Violence
Victims May Need Advocacy to Access Relevant Options and Strengthen Comprehensive Safety Plans
Reduction of Violent Behavior Makes Victims Safer
Victim-Defined Policy Advocacy: Chapter Summary
Key Points
Discussion Questions
Conclusion
Appendix
References
Index
About the Author

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