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NCJ Number: 230090 Find in a Library
Title: Motivating Women With Substance Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence
Journal: Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions  Volume:10  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:25-43
Author(s): Barbara Lynn Kail, DSW
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 19
Document: PDF
Type: Case Study
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the use of the transtheoretical model of behavior and associated motiviational interviewing techniques.
Abstract: Social workers working in substance abuse settings often find that their clients are also survivors of intimate partner violence. This article uses the conceptual frameworks of the transtheoretical model of behavior change and associated motivational interviewing techniques to enhance practitioners' ability to intervene with women in a holistic manner. It describes specific strategies to increase clients' motivation and offer specific skills to address abusive relationships. The study finishes with a case example. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Domestic assault; Domestic relations; Drug abuse; Female victims; Motivation; Personal interviews; Social workers; Victim reactions to crime
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