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NCJ Number: 229494 Find in a Library
Title: Comparison of Women Who Were Mandated and Nonmandated to the "Responsible Choices for Women" Group
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma  Volume:18  Issue:7  Dated:October-November 2009  Pages:770-793
Author(s): Leslie M. Tutty; Robbie Babins-Wagner; Michael A. Rothery
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 24
Type: Literature Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article reviews the literature on the extent and nature of violence perpetrated by women in intimate relationships, and reports on an evaluation of “Responsible Choices for Women,” a group developed for women who have abused intimate partners.
Abstract: Data from a total of 154 women found significant improvements on almost all outcome measures. Women’s status as mandated or non-mandated did not affect treatment outcomes, despite the fact that the non-mandated women reported more scores in the clinical range at pretest. The clinical implications of these results are described. Since 1995, the Calgary Counseling Center has offered a group treatment program for women who behave abusively to intimate partners or children. This article describes the group format, the demographic characteristics of the 293 women who began the Responsible Choices for Women program based on whether they were mandated to treatment versus those who dropped out. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Violent females
Index Term(s): Dating Violence; Domestic assault; Female offenders; Females; Literature reviews; Treatment; Violence; Violence prevention; Violent women; Voluntary treatment
Note: Special issue on Female Offenders of Intimate Partner Violence, Part II, for additional information see NCJ-229488-493.
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