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Future Interventions with Battered Women and Their Families

Future Interventions with Battered Women and Their Families

Edited by:
  • Jeffery L. Edleson - University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Zvi Eisikovits - Minerva Center for Youth Policy, University of Haifa, Isreal, Principal Economist, Inter-American Development Bank

September 1996 | 254 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The first shelter for battered women was established in Britain almost 25 years ago. Since then, the plight of battered women has grown rapidly. This volume examines the progress made in the field to date.

The contributions reveal the innovative character of the battered women's movement that is evident throughout the world and is a tribute to the results of often difficult and life-threatening work. They address the diversity of efforts, challenge readers to reflect, assimilate and take action, and envision a future in terms of: the way in which societies define the problem; global organizing; informal social networks; new interventions to assist victims/survivors, perpetrators and their children; and practice research that informs intervention.

Jeffrey L Edleson and Zvi C Eisikovits
Visions of Continued Change
Lori L Heise
Violence against Women
Global Organizing for Change

Valli Kanuha
Domestic Violence, Racism and the Battered Women's Movement in the United States
Susan Schechter
The Battered Women's Movement in the United States
New Directions for Institutional Reform

Liz Kelly
Tensions and Possibilities
Enhancing Informal Responses to Domestic Violence

Muhammad M Haj-Yahia
Wife Abuse in the Arab Society in Israel
Challenges for Future Change

Mary Ann Dutton
Battered Women's Strategic Response to Violence
The Role of Context

Einat Peled
`Secondary' Victims No More
Refocusing Intervention with Children

Jeffrey L Edleson
Controversy and Change in Batterers' Programs
Richard M Tolman
Expanding Sanctions for Batterers
What Can We Do besides Jailing and Counseling Them?

Zvi C Eisikovits and Eli Buchbinder
Toward a Phenomenological Intervention with Violence in Intimate Relationships
Michal Shamai
Couple Therapy with Battered Women and Abusive Men
Does It Have a Future?

Zvi C Eisikovits, Guy Enosh and Jeffrey L Edleson
The Future of Intervention in Woman Battering
Common Themes and Emerging Directions


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ISBN: 9780803959453