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Rebuilding Lives after Domestic Violence Understanding Long-Term Outcomes

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ISBN-10: 1843109611

ISBN-13: 9781843109617

Edition: 2010

Authors: Hilary Abrahams

List price: $19.99
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Rebuilding Lives after Domestic Violence examines in-depth the long-term outcomes for women who have suffered domestic violence and abuse, based on interviews conducted over seven years.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 5/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
About the project
About the book
Making the choice to respond
A New Journey - With Old Baggage
Hopes and expectations
Effects of domestic violence and abuse
Making sense of the effects of abuse
The process of leaving
An emotional roller coaster
Summary
The Transformation of Home
Women and home
Where shall I go?
Getting a property
Condition and maintenance
It's mine!
Settling in, moving on
Summary
Building Support Systems
Working together
Dealing with the nuts and bolts
Building the capacity to cope
Moments of uncertainty
Saying goodbye
Help from the police
Approaching other agencies
Sorting out problems
Refuge workers' perceptions of their role
Families
Growth and change
Conclusion
Summary
Community, Friendship and Beyond
Part of the community
Friendships with former residents
Feelings of loss and loneliness
'Different place, same crap'
Changing outcomes
Finding their own pathways
Summary
Managing a New Life
Counting the pennies
Managing debt
The costs of working
Gaining qualifications
No way forward
Pathways into work
Taking a break
Safety
Summary
Health and Well-being
Physical health
Coping behaviours and strategies
Back from the brink
Easing the pain in daily life
Taking a stand
Good days, bad days
Someone to listen
Barriers to seeking help
Summary
What About the Children?
On leaving
What domestic violence meant for the children
The consequences of abuse
Services
Education
Contact
Parenting
The changing family
A new picture
Summary
The View from Here
A new way of being
Realignment
The refuge
Life after leaving
Rebuilding a life
Women for women services?
Conclusion
Summary
Looking Forward, Looking Back
Moving forward
Reaching out to others
Messages from a new life
A final thought
About the Project
Background
Theoretical approach
Making contact
Method
Ethical considerations
Participants
Precis of Topic Guide for Interviews
Resource Materials
Bibliography
Index
Figure
Maslow's hierarchy of human need