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NCJ Number: 156082 Find in a Library
Title: Making the Connections: Women, Work, and Abuse
Author(s): P A Murphy
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 264
Sponsoring Agency: Paul M. Deutsch Press, Inc
Orlando, FL 32803
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878205-65-X
Sale Source: Paul M. Deutsch Press, Inc
2211 Hillerest Street
Orlando, FL 32803
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume explores the impact of physical abuse, sexual assault, and other abuse on women's identities as workers and suggested ways that vocational rehabilitation methods and expertise can be used to assist women in healing their work lives.
Abstract: The discussion is based on the analysis of 496 closed workers' compensation cases for abuse factors; interviews with eight female survivors of rape, battering, and incest; the author's clinical vocational rehabilitation counseling experience in workers' compensation systems and experience as an employer of female clerical professional workers; and several literature reviews. Each of the 11 chapters begins with a case story of how the abuse changed a woman's identity as a worker. The chapters focus on prostitution as the center of the rape paradigm, a history of the rehabilitation profession, post-traumatic stress disorder in survivors of abuse, the physical injuries of abuse survivors, and the abuse of injured and disabled women. Additional chapters focus on the rehabilitationist as expert witness and the use of vocational experts in a variety of cases, including no-fault divorce and domestic tort cases; civil sexual assault cases; civil suits in incest, pornography, and prostitution cases; and wrongful death cases. The final chapter presents a feminist vocational rehabilitation model. Appended methodological information, vocational service delivery standards, and resolution for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and approximately 200 references
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Abused women; Psychological victimization effects; Sexual assault victims; Victim attitudes; Victim services; Vocational counseling; Work attitudes
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