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NCJ Number: 230072 Find in a Library
Title: Multi-Leveled and Integrated Approach to Assessment and Intervention of Intimate Partner Violence
Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:25  Issue:3  Dated:April 2010  Pages:229-236
Author(s): Emily S. Rolling; Matthew W. Brosi
Date Published: April 2010
Page Count: 8
Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines one battered woman's experiences to illustrate Boss's contectual model of family stress.
Abstract: Intimate partner violence is a serious issue deeply embedded in multiple contexts both internal and external making treatment and interventions difficult to implement. Although numerous models offer vital insight into aspects of intimate partner violence, in isolation they may be less effective in addressing the unique elements and complexity of the abusive situation. Therefore, in order to provide an integrated and effective method of treatment, a multi-leveled theoretical approach delineating the change process is needed. Boss's contextual model of family stress provides a broad paradigm affording clarity and organization for assessment, intervention, and treatment. Each of the elements of the contextual model of family stress are presented and applied to a case study outlining one battered woman's experience. Clinical implications addressing stressors, resources, perceptions, and contextual elements are discussed as well as treatment recommendations. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Conflict resolution; Crisis intervention; Domestic assault prevention; Domestic violence causes; Family counseling; Family crisis; Family crisis intervention units; Home environment; Stress management
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