It Could Happen to Anyone Why Battered Women Stay

ISBN-10: 1452277745

ISBN-13: 9781452277745

Edition: 3rd 2014

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This revised and updated edition of It Could Happen to Anyone provides a comprehensive examination of why women stay in abusive relationships and why they leave, explaining why women should not be blamed for their victimization.Totally revised and rewritten, theáthird edition of the widely read and highly praised bestseller It Could Happen to Anyone offers all readers a unique amalgamation of the practical clinical experience of Alyce LaViolette and the extensive research efforts of Ola Barnett on battered women and their batterers. The newáedition includes a wealth of new material and case examples, and retained sections have been carefully rewritten to reflect contemporary thinking. It continues to provide understanding and empathy regarding this complex issue and presents an integrated learning theory explanation of the conditioning that culminates in wife abuse, in the resulting state of the victim, and in the decision to stay with an abuser.
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List price: $57.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Alyce LaViolette has worked with battered women since 1978, first as an advocate at Women Shelter in Long Beach and then in private practice. In 1979, she founded Alternatives to Violence in Long Beach, one of the first programs in the country for spouse abusers. She specializes in Anger Management, Domestic Violence Counseling for Survivors and Perpetrators, and Gender Issues. She also provides couples' counseling, and a broad base of individual issues. She also serves as an expert witness for criminal and family court.

Ola W. Barnett is a Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.nbsp; She earned her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Psychology at UCLA, specializing in Learning.nbsp; Her initial research centered on batterers, and she later studied battered women and dating violence.nbsp; She has coauthored two best-selling Sage books (with Alyce D. LaViolette) on why battered women stay with abusive partners.nbsp; These books provide a scientific explanation, grounded in learning theory, for understanding the obstacles battered women face in trying to break free.nbsp; She remains active in the field of family violence by reviewing articles for a large number of journals and performing as an external grant reviewer for a few organizations.nbsp; She serves on the editorial board of the new journal, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice.nbsp; She also continues research on the impact of transitional housing on the lives of battered women.

List of Case Studies
History of the Battered Women's Movement
Domestic Violence: The Facts
Statistics on Violence Against Women
Statistics of Intimate Partner Abuse Among Racial and Ethnic Groups in the United States
Statistics of Intimate Partner Abuse Within Cross-Cultural and Global Communities
Intimate Partner Violence Within Special Populations
The Truths of Domestic Violence
Patterns of Violence
The Reality of Domestic Violence
Understanding Battered Women
Why Does She Stay?
Weaving the Fabric of Abuse: Learned Helplessness and Learned Hopelessness
Affiliation and Socialization
Sexism and Power
Cultural Support for Male-to-Female Violence
A Change of Attitude
Sexism and Therapy
Practice and Policy With Immigrants
Is It Safe to Use Couples or Family Therapy With Abusive Couples?
Overlap of Intimate Partner Abuse and Child Abuse
Children Exposed to Marital Violence
Learning to Be Violent
Social Learning
Childhood Socialization
The Role of Learning and the Pattern of Violence
Walker's Cycle of Violence Theory
Learned Hopefulness
Relationship Commitment
Marital Satisfaction
Failure to Recognize Abuse
Approach-Avoidance Conflict and Entrapment
Institutional Battering: The Power of the Patriarchy
Below the Poverty Line and Below the Belt
Economic Dependence and Remaining With an Abuser
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Clergy's Responses to Intimate Partner Violence
Morality: A Reason for Staying
The Failure of Military Responses to Intimate Partner Violence
Sexual Assault in Battering Relationships
Justice and the System
Police Policies Concerning Intimate Partner Violence
Research on Police Policies
The Need for Rational Consequences for IPV Offenders
Concerns About Police Discretion
Mandatory Arrest
Dual Arrest
Domestic Abuse Response Teams (DARTs)
Community IPV Response Teams
Police as Batterers
The Court's Management of IPV Cases
Protection Orders
Specialized Domestic Violence Courts
Custody Issues
Survivor Compensation
Victimization: Why Does It Happen to Her?
Are Battered Women Different?
Victim Differences
Special Populations
Teenage and College Women
Older Women
Rural Women
Professional Women
Immigrant Women
Cross-Cultural Issues
Childhood Abuse
Repeat Victimization
Personality Traits
Victim Blaming
Attributions in Violent Relationships
Social Support
Blaming Alcohol
Effects of Captivity
Stockholm Syndrome
Traumatic Bonding
Forced Institutionalization
Conformity and Obedience
Living With Fear: The Force That Holds, Molds, and Controls
Recognizing Marital Violence
The Subjective and Objective Nature of Fear
Learning to Fear
Emotional/Psychological Abuse
Punishment Effects and Fear
The Nature of Gender Violence
The Multidimensionality of Violence
Meltdown: The Impact of Stress and Learned Helplessness
Violence-Induced Stress
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Frustration, Problem Solving, Coping Skills, and Learned Helplessness
Problem Solving
Coping Skills
Learned Helplessness
The Battered Woman Syndrome
Catalysts for Change
The Importance of Prevention
Empowerment of Battered Women
Leaving/Staying: Helping on an Individual Level
Leaving/Staying: Helping on a Community Level
Reducing Male Violence in Ongoing Relationships
International Catalysts for Change
Institutional Interventions
Religious Institutions
Economic Independence
Proactive Medical Care
The Violence Against Women Act
Battered Women and Child Protective Services (CPS)
Changing Legal Interventions in Child Custody
The Criminal Justice System
Police Training
The Military
Voices of Hope: Survivors Speak
Do Women Remain in Abusive Relationships?
Leaving an Abuser
Karen's Catalysts for Change
Karen Revisited
Estimates of Intimate Partner Violence
Nonfatal Physical Assaults of Intimate Partners
Injuries of Intimate Partners
Homicides of Intimate Partners
Racial Differences in Assaults of and by Intimates
Dating Violence
Lesbian Intimate Partner Violence
Elder Abuse Prevalence and Identity of Abusers
Sexual Assaults of Intimate Partners
Stalking of Intimate Partners
Statistical Data About Violence Against Intimates
Dating Violence
A Comparison of Prevalence Estimates of Elder Abuse
Estimates of Costs of Intimate Partner Violence
Sexual Assault Fact Sheet
Lifetime and 12-Month Prevalence of Rape, Physical Violence, and Stalking Victimization by an Intimate Partner Among U.S. Women (NIPSVS, 2010)
Estimates of Repeat Victimization or Assault
A Context-Sensitive Aggression Scale
Miscellaneous Facts
VAWA Protections of Abused Women and Children
Gendered Pattern of Injuries of Intimates
General Learning Information
Understanding Divergence in Research Findings
Learning Research
Classical Conditioning: Pavlov and His Dog
Extinction and Spontaneous Recovery
Operant Conditioning: Skinner and His Rat
Additional Facts About Reinforcement
Additional Facts About Punishment
Specific Learning Experiments
The Use of Both Punishment and Reinforcement in Humans
Conflict in Animals
Punishment as a Discriminative Cue for Reinforcement
Punishment-Facilitated Attachment
Extinction Failure: Responses Fixated Through Punishment
The Gradual Buildup of Punishment
Matching Behavior
Predictable and Unpredictable Shock
Signaled Avoidance: Use of a Warning Signal
Nonsignaled Avoidance: The Use of Temporal Cues to Know When to Make an Avoidance Response
A Warning Signal Generates Fear
Motivation Following Frustration by Nonreward
Frustration and Its Consequences
Learned Helplessness in Dogs
About the Authors
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