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Social Work and Domestic Violence
Developing Critical and Reflective Practice



© 2013 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Domestic violence affects all areas of social work. This book shows how social workers can intervene in everyday practice with victims, their families and perpetrators of domestic abuse. It provides students with knowledge of theory, research and policy to put directly in practice across a variety of legal and service-user contexts.

Topics covered include:
  • Child protection
  • Interprofessional collaboration
  • The policy and legal context
  • Working with women
  • Working with men

 Each chapter begins with a case study and concludes with reflective questions to highlight practice dilemmas and challenge students to reflect critically. Further reading from a rich range of sources guides readers to expand their knowledge.

 This book will be valuable reading for students studying domestic violence, child protection, and family social work, as well as practitioners of Social Work.

 
Introduction: Key Concepts in Social Work and Domestic Violence
 
Naming and Framing Domestic Violence: Engaging with Complexity
 
Contemporary Legal and Policy Contexts
 
Practices with Women
 
Children and Domestic Violence: Complexities in Responding to the Statutory Duty to Protect
 
Practices with Men in the Domestic Violence Context
 
Multi-Agency Work: Collaborating for Women's and Children's Safety
 
Concluding Reflections

'A clear overview of social work practice with domestic violence. There is a good balance between theory and practice in the chapters, and all of the theory presented is incredibly important for good practice' -
Aisha Hutchinson, University of Bedfordshire and University of Southampton


'An excellent contribution to the evidence base. Each chapter provides pertinent information and guidance to practitioners across a range of contemporary domestic violence issues' -
Jan Breckenridge, University of New South Wales


It wasn't comprehensive enough to serve as a stand alone text. It could be used as a supplement.

Professor Kiva T Harper
Social Work , University Of Texas-Arlington
June 2, 2016

Up-to-date, well-organized, and well-written book on the subject. Though many of the examples are from Australia and the UK, the issues addressed are similar to those found in the United States and help students gain a more global perspective of domestic violence.

Dr Donna Aguiniga
School Of Social Work, University Of Alaska-Anchorage
July 7, 2014

Up-to-date, well-organized, and well-written book on the subject. Though many of the examples are from the Australia and the UK, the issues are similar to those found in the United States and help students start to gain a more global perspective of domestic violence.

Dr Donna Aguiniga
School Of Social Work, University Of Alaska-Anchorage
July 7, 2014

This book does not align with the needs of the course content.

Dr Dione King
Social Work Dept, University Of West Florida
July 5, 2014

We have recommended this for the level 5 & 6 students to enable them to apply their knowledge to their practice settings. This book offers a refreshing and current viewpoint which also supports students developing their critical eye.

Ms Stephanie Jones
Faculty of Health and Sciences, Staffordshire University
October 1, 2013

An excellent up to date resource.

Ms Carol Travers
Health and Wellbeing, University of Cumbria
September 13, 2013

Excellent for BA and MA students in Social Work - providing them with inspiration and extending their knowledge of SW.

Dr Kim Robinson
Social Work (Medway), University of Kent
June 18, 2013

This is an excellent text on social work and domestic violence that offers a comprehensive introduction to all key areas of policy and practice with directions to further reading helpfully provided at the end of each section. I found the case examples and associated reflective questions helped to embed the theoretical content in a meaningful and accessible way. I have requested that our library order a number of copies of this text which I feel will be invaluable to our social work students.

Miss Jacky Foster
Social Work , Cornwall College
April 18, 2013

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