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NCJ Number: 139853 Find in a Library
Title: Family Violence
Corporate Author: Family Violence Professional Education Taskforce
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 254
Sponsoring Agency: Family Violence Professional Education Taskforce
Victoria, Australia
Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
Annandale, NSW 2038, Australia
Publication Number: ISBN 1-86287-055-1
Sale Source: Federation Press (Distributed by Gaunt)
71 Johnson Street
P.O. Box 45
Annandale, NSW 2038,
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: This book, which may challenge long-held views on violence in the home, targets the training needs of professionals in support services for victims of family violence and provides a strong foundation of legal, sociological, and practice-related knowledge.
Abstract: Fundamental is the social context in which family violence occurs and is generated. Consequently, the first four chapters of the text focus on issues pertaining to the status of women, the nature of the family, and the distribution of power within gender relationships. Subsequent chapters address the needs of the victims and the ways services can best provide safety and support; relevant issues in the law, including legal remedies now available throughout Australia; and the experience of child victims of sexual assault. The text challenges the traditional separation of the fields of child protection and family violence prevention. 563 footnotes and 11 tables
Main Term(s): Domestic assault; Social service agencies
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Foreign laws; Social change; Women's rights
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