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Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence

1st Edition

By Sandra Stith

Routledge

286 pages

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Description

Stop intimate partner violence before it starts

Intimate partner violence touches everyone. With more than 1 million cases reported each year, this pervasive social problem has devastating effects on victims, families, and communities. Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence presents a comprehensive overview of the wide range of efforts and approaches that have been successful in preventing physical, emotional, and verbal abuse.

A growing frustration with the limits of therapeutic intervention and with the costs imposed on society by intimate partner violence has created a need for greater emphasis on state-of-the-art prevention programs that really work. Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence addresses the challenges of conducting and evaluating such programs, gaps that exist in programming and research, and future trends in those areas. A panel of domestic violence experts, researchers, and healthcare professionals examines how to change the ways individuals and the current health care system think about, and respond to, intimate partner violence; how to change the ways young people deal with anger in intimate relationships; and the ways society can support families to reduce the occurrence of violence in intimate relationships.

Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence examines:

  • identifying risk factors

  • the cost-benefit of universal and targeted programs

  • the effectiveness of parenting, stress management, and substance abuse programs

  • community capacity theory

  • community development

  • social networks

  • media and public awareness campaigns

  • healthcare screening programs

  • and much more
Prevention of Intimate Partner Violence documents the effectiveness of prevention interventions, encouraging prevention specialists to use evidence-based interventions to enhance the effectiveness of their own work. This powerful book is an invaluable professional resource for social workers, family life educators, researchers, and practitioners.

Table of Contents

  • About the Contributors
  • Foreword (David W. Lloyd)
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction (Sandra M. Stith)
  • CHANGING THE WAY PEOPLE THINK ABOUT INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
  • Changing Public Attitudes as a Prevention Strategy to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence (Jacquelyn C. Campbell and Jennifer Manganello)
  • Public Health Communication Theory and Strategies for Interpersonal Violence Prevention (Ricardo J. Wray)
  • CHANGING THE WAY THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM RESPONDS TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
  • Domestic Violence Screening in Medical and Mental Health Care Settings: Overcoming Barriers to Screening, Identifying, and Helping Partner Violence Victims (L. Kevin Hamberger and Mary Beth Phelan)
  • What Do Medical Providers Need to Successfully Intervene with Intimate Partner Violence? (Nancy Sugg)
  • CHANGING THE WAY YOUNG PEOPLE HANDLE ANGER AND INTERACT WITH THEIR INTIMATE PARTNERS
  • Can We Prevent the Hitting? Recommendations for Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Between Young Adults (K. Daniel O’Leary, Erica M. Woodin, and Patti A. T. Fritz)
  • The Who, What, Where, and How of Partner Violence Prevention Research (Sherry L. Hamby)
  • CHANGING THE WAYS COMMUNITIES SUPPORT FAMILIES TO PREVENT INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
  • Preventing Intimate Partner Violence: A Community Capacity Approach (Jay A. Mancini, John P. Nelson, Gary L. Bowen, and James A. Martin)
  • CONCLUSION
  • Future Directions in Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Research (Sandra M. Stith)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work