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Future Interventions with Battered Women and Their Families

Future Interventions with Battered Women and Their Families

Edited by:
  • Jeffery L. Edleson - University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Zvi Eisikovits - Minerva Center for Youth Policy, University of Haifa, Isreal, Principal Economist, Inter-American Development Bank

October 1995 | 254 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

Jeffrey L Edleson and Zvi C Eisikovits
Visions of Continued Change
Lori L Heise
Violence against Women
Global Organizing for Change

Valli Kanuha
Domestic Violence, Racism and the Battered Women's Movement in the United States
Susan Schechter
The Battered Women's Movement in the United States
New Directions for Institutional Reform

Liz Kelly
Tensions and Possibilities
Enhancing Informal Responses to Domestic Violence

Muhammad M Haj-Yahia
Wife Abuse in the Arab Society in Israel
Challenges for Future Change

Mary Ann Dutton
Battered Women's Strategic Response to Violence
The Role of Context

Einat Peled
`Secondary' Victims No More
Refocusing Intervention with Children

Jeffrey L Edleson
Controversy and Change in Batterers' Programs
Richard M Tolman
Expanding Sanctions for Batterers
What Can We Do besides Jailing and Counseling Them?

Zvi C Eisikovits and Eli Buchbinder
Toward a Phenomenological Intervention with Violence in Intimate Relationships
Michal Shamai
Couple Therapy with Battered Women and Abusive Men
Does It Have a Future?

Zvi C Eisikovits, Guy Enosh and Jeffrey L Edleson
The Future of Intervention in Woman Battering
Common Themes and Emerging Directions


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ISBN: 9780803959453