Innovations in Interventions to Address Intimate Partner Violence: Research and Practice speaks to what can be done to effectively intervene to end intimate partner violence against women. Including contributions from both researchers and practitioners, chapters describe service innovations across systems in large urban and remote rural contexts, aimed at majority and minority populations, and that utilize a range of theoretical perspectives to understand and promote change in violence and victimization. Reflecting this range, contributions to this volume are organized into five sections: legal responses to domestic violence, intervention with men who have perpetrated domestic violence, responses to women who have experienced domestic violence, restorative approaches to intimate partner violence, and a section on integrating intervention for domestic violence across systems. The book highlights advances in practice which will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students.
“This exciting new edited volume on domestic violence represents perspectives from a wide range of regions and cultures across Canada. Through the lens of restorative justice, it describes approaches with victims and perpetrators, as well as coordinated community approaches that promote accountability, personal transformation and reconciliation. The editors shine a light on domestic violence in an innovative and hopeful manner.”—Daniel Sonkin, PhD, author, Learning to Live Without Violence: A Handbook for Men; Independent Practice, Sausalito, California
"The authors provide one of the most comprehensive volumes to date on progress and innovation in the prevention of intimate partner violence in Canada. Recognizing the breadth of responses required to reduce this type of violence, leaders across a variety of fields/disciplines provide up-to-date knowledge about legal and social responses and their potential for addressing intimate partner violence. A must-read for both new and established practitioners, researchers, and scholars.”— Myrna Dawson, professor, Canada research chair in Public Policy in Criminal Justice, University of Guelph
“This collection is a major contribution to the vision of ending intimate family violence in Canada and throughout the world. I’ve been in practice for 40 years working with men who use violence. The respectful, collaborative, and creative approach shown in these articles will assist therapists, volunteers, researchers, policy makers, and agencies as we work together to bring peace, justice, and healing to families and communities.”—Dale Trimble, MA (psychology), AEDP Institute, faculty; private practice, Vancouver, BC
“This book takes a holistic approach to IPV intervention, recognizing that any approach that does not involve researchers and practitioners from multiple systems is bound to fail. The contributors to this volume convincingly demonstrate that the way forward in reducing IPV must be collaborative and interdisciplinary.”—Claire M. Renzetti, PhD, Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair for Studies of Violence Against Women; professor, chair of Sociology, University of Kentucky
Introduction Tod Augusta-Scott, Katreena Scott, and Leslie M. Tutty I. Responses to Women Abused by Intimate Partners 1. “A place to go to when I had no place to go to:” Journeys of VAW Emergency Shelter Residents. Leslie M. Tutty 2. Re-thinking Safety Planning: A Self-Directed Tool for Rural Women who are Abused. Deborah Doherty. Deborah Doherty 3. “If they can get through it, so can I:” Women’s Perspectives of Peer-led Support Groups for Intimate Partner Violence. Leslie M. Tutty, Cindy Ogden, Karen Wyllie, and Andrea Silverstone II. Intervention with Men who have Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence 4. Justice-Linked Domestic Violence Intervention Services: Description and Analysis of Practices Across Canada Katreena Scott, Lisa Heslop, Randal David, and Tim Kelly 5. Complex Trauma and Dominant Masculinity: A Trauma-Informed, Narrative Therapy Approach with Men who Abuse Their Female Partners. Tod Augusta-Scott and Leland Maerz 6. Co-Constructing Meaning: Women and Men Define Taking Responsibility and Making Amends Yoshiyuki Takano 7. A Continuum of Services for Men who Abuse: Developing a Small-City Coordinated Community Response Model. Rosanna Langer III. Legal Responses to Domestic Violence 8. The Nova Scotia Domestic Violence Court Pilot Project: Lessons Learned from Evaluation. Diane Crocker and Robert Crocker 9. Shifting Towards a Trauma-Informed, Holistic Legal Service Model for Survivors of Violence: The Calgary Legal Guidance Family Law Program. Kayla Gurski and Tiffany Butler IV. Restorative Justice 10. Creating Safety, Respect and Equality for Women: Lessons from the Intimate Partner Violence and Restorative Justice Movements. Tod Augusta-Scott, Pamela Harrison, and Verona Singer 11. Restorative Justice, Domestic Violence and the Law: A Panel Discussion. Tod Augusta-Scott, Leigh Goodmark, and Joan Pennell 12. Preparing Men to Help the Women They Abused Achieve Just Outcomes: A Restorative Approach. Tod Augusta-Scott V. Broadening the Lens: Integrating Interventions for Domestic Violence Across Systems 13. Strengthening Families: An Evaluation of a Pilot Couple’s Program for Situational Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Abuse. Leslie M. Tutty and Robbie Babins-Wagner 14. Men Who Abuse Intimate Partners: Their Evaluation of a Responsible Fathering Program. Joan Pennell and Erika Brandt 15. Preventing Homelessness for Women Who Leave Abusive Partners: A Shelter-based “Housing First” Program. Monique Auffrey, Leslie M. Tutty, and Alysia C. Wright