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Understanding Family Violence
A Multicultural Approach



March 2025 | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book takes a unique perspective in emphasizing an ecological, strengths and cultural perspective. The author aims to make the diversity viewpoint a central theme and will highlight diversity throughout with cases from her clinical practice. The strengths and ecological approach are particularly appealing to social workers, whose aim is to reform the person as a whole, taking into consideration the environmental factors that are contributing to the problem and how they may be overcome.

The book contains relevant theory to help students understand the concepts that explain dysfunctional family dynamics, but it has a greater emphasis on practice. The book is enhanced with case studies from actual practice, charts, tables, boxes, 'food for thought' questions, 'stop and think' boxes, and class exercises, with the aim of providing a text that keeps students interested and engaged with the content while helping them apply theoretical concepts to real practice situations.

Key Features and Benefits 
  • Diversity viewpoints help students understand family violence from a culturally sensitive perspective
  • Employs an ecological and strengths-based perspective, which is a defining perspective for the social work profession.
  • Rich pedagogical features enables students to understand from personal case applications and enhances student learning through visual features and food for thought boxes.

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ISBN: 9781412972062