160 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
This textbook equips social workers and human services practitioners with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with both the victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.
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 includes:
Working with Domestic Violence 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 welfare studies.
Preface; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Introduction; Part I. The Social and Political Context of Domestic; Chapter 2: The Historical Influences on Contemporary Issues of Domestic Violence; Chapter 3: Theories of Causation; Chapter 4: Definitional Dilemmas; Chapter 5: Myths, Facts and Stats on Domestic Violence; Chapter 6: Why Women Stay in Domestic Violence Situations; Chapter 7: Men as Victims; Part II. Issues, Risks and the Legal Context; Chapter 8: Violence again Women; Chapter 9: Same Sex Violence; Chapter 10: Domestic Violence and Migration; Chapter 11: Impact on Children and Young People; Chapter 12: The Domestic Violence Helping System; Chapter 13: The Legal System; Part III. Social Work and Human Service Practice; Chapter 14: Risk Assessment and Safety Plans for Social Work and Human Service Practice; Chapter 15: Working with Women who have Experienced Domestic and Family Violence; Chapter 16: Working with Offenders/Perpetrators; Chapter 17: Self-Care and Frameworks for Practice; Chapter 18: Resources; Glossary of Terms; Index