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NCJ Number: 156458 Find in a Library
Title: B.E.R.T.H.A.: A Practical Guide To Working at a Domestic Violence Program in Washington State
Corporate Author: Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 262
Sponsoring Agency: Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Seattle, WA 98101
Sale Source: Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
1402 3rd Avenue, Suite 406
Seattle, WA 98101
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed to paid and volunteer workers at domestic assault programs in Washington, this manual presents basic information about domestic assault, together with practical guidelines regarding counseling skills, advocacy, handling legal issues, and avoiding burnout.
Abstract: Individual sections explain the nature and extent of domestic assault, including spouse abuse, child abuse, and child sexual abuse; the psychological impacts on the victims; and the role of counselors and advocates. They also explain effective techniques for working with adults and children, counseling challenges such as suicide and drug abuse; confidentiality issues; and the elements of effective advocacy; as well as basic legal issues, the components of legal advocacy, and positive actions persons can take to avoid burnout. Case examples, self-help exercises, figures, illustrations, footnotes, glossary, and reference lists
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Counseling techniques; Domestic assault; Victim counseling; Volunteer training
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