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NCJ Number: 161719 Find in a Library
Title: Spouse Abuse: Assessing and Treating Battered Women, Batterers, and Their Children
Author(s): M Harway; M Hansen
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 105
Sponsoring Agency: Professional Resource Press
Sarasota, FL 34277
Publication Number: ISBN 1-56887-005-1
Sale Source: Professional Resource Press
P.O. Box 15560
Sarasota, FL 34277
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book emphasizes the need to learn more about how to treat spouse abuse and each person affected by it, particularly since statistics indicate domestic violence affects people from varied backgrounds.
Abstract: The authors discuss what types of families are violent, how common and domestic violence is, the context within which battering occurs, characteristics of individuals who seek treatment, and the importance of working with violent families. Procedures for assessing spouse abuse are described for situations where the woman presents as the client, the man presents separately, a couple or a family come in for treatment, and children are involved. Spouse abuse treatment is examined in terms of crisis intervention, short-term therapy, and long-term therapy and in terms of establishing goals for working with battered women. Guidelines for therapy with the batterer, couples, and children are also presented. A self-quiz to determine knowledge of partner abuse is included. 64 references and 6 tables
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abused women; Abusing spouses; Battered wives; Child victims; Crisis intervention; Domestic assault prevention; Female victims; Juvenile victims; Male offenders; Violent men; Violent offenders
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