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Safety Planning with Battered Women
Complex Lives/Difficult Choices


Volume: 7
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Domestic Violence

March 1998 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Drawing attention to the complexity of helping battered women and their children, this volume introduces a new model of `women-defined' advocacy.

The model emphasizes: understanding a battered woman's perspective, including her risk analysis and safety plan; building partnerships with battered women; and systems advocacy. It seeks to craft courses of action that will enhance women's safety given their individual realities - which might include, for example, a woman deciding to remain temporarily in an abusive relationship.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: UNDERSTANDING BATTERED WOMEN'S PERSPECTIVES
 
Creating the Image of Battered Women
 
Batterer-Generated Risks
 
Life-Generated Risks
 
Battered Women's Decision-Making and Safety Plans
 
PART TWO: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS WITH BATTERED WOMEN
 
Risk Analysis
 
Safety Planning with Battered Women
 
PART THREE: SYSTEMS ADVOCACY
 
Toward a Woman-Defined Advocacy Environment
 
Women-Defined Policy Advocacy
 
Conclusion

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