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NCJ Number: 156612 Find in a Library
Title: Domestic Abuse Project Women's Treatment Program Manual
Author(s): N Hamlett
Corporate Author: Domestic Abuse Project
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 230
Sponsoring Agency: Domestic Abuse Project
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Sale Source: Domestic Abuse Project
204 West Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual produced by the Minneapolis Domestic Abuse Project shares the project's knowledge of treatment techniques for women victims of domestic violence.
Abstract: Following an outline of orientation sessions, 18 educational sessions are presented. The orientation meeting includes the passing out of handouts that address client rights, project services, program topics, protection plan worksheet, intake form, and the business office form. Orientation also includes an intake assessment. For each of the subsequent sessions, the purpose of the session is stated, followed by an outline of the session's content and handouts. The first session focuses on guidelines for work with battered women and the philosophy of the Domestic Abuse Project. Session 2 addresses the most violent incident. Relating the most violent incident tends to break down the feelings of shame and isolation battered women often experience. Session 3 encompasses the myths, causes and definitions of violence. Topics of other sessions are the progression of violence, what keeps women in the relationship, survival skills, protection planning, midterm feedback, the culture of origin and personal empowerment plan, anger, assertiveness/communication, advocacy, therapist exchange, and open and closure sessions.
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Battered wives; Battered wives treatment; Domestic assault; Treatment techniques
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