Synopses & Reviews
The first shelter for battered women was established in Britain almost 25 years ago. Since then, the plight of battered women has grown rapidly. This volume examines the progress made in the field to date.
The contributions reveal the innovative character of the battered women's movement that is evident throughout the world and is a tribute to the results of often difficult and life-threatening work. They address the diversity of efforts, challenge readers to reflect, assimilate and take action, and envision a future in terms of: the way in which societies define the problem; global organizing; informal social networks; new interventions to assist victims//survivors, perpetrators and their children; and practice research th
The innovative character of the battered women's movement is evident in countries around the world. Providing an integrated and balanced view of the many facets of this international problem, Future Interventions with Battered Women and Their Families critically examines the progress made and assesses the strategies for the future. This much-needed volume addresses the surge of efforts in the battered women's movement while challenging the reader to reflect, assimilate, and take action. An outstanding group of experts from around the globe studies important features of the movement, including --the way in which different societies define the problem --global organizing efforts to end violence against women --innovative strategies to organize informal social networks --new interventions to assist victims/survivors, perpetrators, and their children --practice research that informs intervention Future Interventions with Battered Women and Their Families provides diverse perspectives and directions for the movement that will influence a wide range of professionals serving battered women and their families, including medical and mental health professionals, battered women's advocates, legal and law enforcement professionals, policymakers, and students in social work, psychology, counseling psychology, and women's studies.