This textbook aims to equip social workers and human services practitioners with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with both the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence. Whilst acknowledging the occurrence of domestic violence in all contexts, this book places its primary focus on women and women with accompanying children and the helping system that has developed to assist this vulnerable client group.
Written to address the needs of the social work and human services student learner, the book covers a range of domestic violence issues that will prepare the student for practice. With an underlying structural feminist conceptual framework that works towards empowering service users whilst challenging the structures that perpetuate violence, Working with Domestic Violence in Social Work and Human Services Practice includes:
Working with Domestic Violence in Social Work and Human Services Practice is essential reading for students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate coursework courses in social work and human services, and those completing a postgraduate counselling qualification. The book will also be a valuable resource for students of community work, youth work, education, nursing and other allied health courses, community services, disability and wlefare studies.
1. Introduction Part 1: The Social and Political Context of Domestic Violence 2. The Historical Influences on Contemporary Issues of Domestic Violence 3. Theories of Causation 4. Definitional Dilemmas 5. Myths, Facts and Stats on Domestic Violence 6. Why Women Stay in Domestic Violence Situations 7. Men as Victims Part 2: Issues, Risks and the Legal Context 8. Violence Against Women 9. Same Sex Violence 10. Domestic Violence and Migration11. Domestic and Family Violence in Indigenous Communities 12. Impact on Children and Young People 13. The Domestic Violence Helping System 14. The Legal System Part 3: Social Work and Human Service Practice 15. Risk Assessment and Safety Plans for Social Work and Human Service Practice 16. Working with Women 17. Working with Children 18. Working with Offenders/Perpetrators 19. Self-care 20. Resources