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Assessing Woman Battering in Mental Health Services
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Assessing Woman Battering in Mental Health Services

  • Edward W. Gondolf - Mid-Atlantic Addiction Training Institute, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA

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Domestic Violence

November 1997 | 206 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This guide to the conceptual and practical issues associated with identifying and assessing battered women in mental health services challenges traditional mental health approaches to domestic violence. The author offers alternative strategies and procedures to improve the response to battered women, drawing on research from mental health assessment, his own surveys of battered women's services and the expertise of battered women advocates.

Topics covered include: how to establish a supportive environment that enhances disclosure of woman battering; procedures to avoid misdiagnosis; assessing women of different racial background; and assessing men who batter.

 
PART ONE: UNDERLYING ISSUES FACING ASSESSMENT
 
Addressing Differences and Barriers
 
Moving toward Collaboration
 
PART TWO: TOOLS FOR IMPROVED ASSESSMENT
 
Case Studies of Mental Health Evaluations
 
Procedures for Assessing Woman Battering
with Angela Browne
Recognizing the Strengths of Battered Women
 
PART THREE: OTHER CONSIDERATIONS IN ASSESSMENT
 
Appreciating Diversity among Battered Women
 
Identifying and Assessing Men Who Batter
with Susan Schechter
Appendix
A Survey of Battered Women's Advocates  

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