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Supporting Women after Domestic Violence Loss, Trauma and Recovery

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ISBN-10: 1843104318

ISBN-13: 9781843104315

Edition: 2007

Authors: Hilary Abrahams, Cathy Humphreys

List price: $34.95
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Drawing on the direct experiences of women who have encountered domestic violence, this book sets out to explore the complex practical and emotional support they need. It will be a key resource for those working within women's refuges, as well as social workers, counsellors, psychotherapists and mental health professionals.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Limited
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Why Doesn't She Just Leave?
The effects of domestic violence
A framework for understanding
Post traumatic stress disorder
Loss and grief
Loss, trauma and recovery
Summary
Notes
Starting the Journey
Taking the decision
Filling the information gap
Making the break
Arriving at the refuge
Assessing support needs
First steps
Safety
Reactions
Summary
Notes
Exploring the Route
Loss
Anger
Oscillating emotions
Safety, trust and empowerment
Changing needs
Advocacy
Mutual support
Summary
Notes
Someone to Talk to, Someone to Listen
Mutual support
Worker support
Someone to listen
Counselling
Therapeutic group work
Life skills and activities
Being a family
Summary
Notes
Living Together
Daily life
Conflict
Participation
Other experiences of refuge life
How it could be
Summary
Notes
Moving Out, Moving On
Problems of rehousing
Fears and hopes
Support after rehousing
Keeping in touch
Beginning a new life
Realignment
Summary
Notes
The Best Things Were...
Safety
Respect
A non-judgemental attitude, being believed
Mutual help and support from other residents
Time to talk and be heard
Attitude and approach of the workers
Rebuilding the capacity to cope
Summary
Notes
Putting the Pieces (Back) Together
Loss, transition and recovery
The extra burden
How these concepts affect support giving
A way of understanding
One size will never fit all
Wider implications
Conclusions
Summary
Notes
Postscript
Women's Aid Federation of England
The Research Project
Precis of Topic Guide for Interviews with Past and Present Service Users
Resource Materials
References
Subject Index
Author Index