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Working with Violent Families
A Guide for Clinical and Legal Practitioners



September 1987 | 442 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This is a comprehensive review of the literature on the four major forms of family violence: child abuse, child sexual abuse, conjugal violence and violence towards the elderly. Written from both clinical and legal perspectives, the book is designed to show practitioners and students what to do when individual or family victimization has occurred. It also provides suggestions for improving on the detection of violence and reducing its occurrence.
 
PART ONE: THE VIOLENT FAMILY - AN INTRODUCTION
 
Unkept Promises of Family Violence Research and Practice
 
Getting To Know You
Fundamentals About the Family  
 
PART TWO: CAPTURING THE CRITICAL ENVIRONMENTS
 
Critical Issues in the Violent Family's Social Environment
 
The Psychological Environment of the Violent Family
 
PART THREE: VIOLENT FAMILY PERSONALITIES AND PROCESSES
 
The Family Violence Victim
Common Points of Practitioner Study and Intervention  
 
The Perpetrator in the Violent Family
 
`Special People' in the Violent Family
 
The Family Violence Process
 
PART FOUR: CAPTURING THE FAMILY VIOLENCE PRACTITIONERS' ENVIRONMENT I: LEGAL WORK AND THE VIOLENT FAMILY
 
The Legal Environment of Physical Child Maltreatment
 
The Legal Environment of the Child Sexual Abuse Situation
 
The Legal Environment of Conjugal Violence
 
Mistreatment of the Elderly
Disproportion in Knowledge and Response  
 
PART FIVE: CAPTURING THE FAMILY VIOLENCE PRACTITIONERS' ENVIRONMENT II: CLINICAL WORK AND THE VIOLENT FAMILY
 
The Clinician and the Violent Family
Basic Skills  
 
Therapies and the Violent Family
 
Professional Assessment of the Violent Family
 
PART SIX: CAPTURING THE FAMILY VIOLENCE PRACTITIONERS' ENVIRONMENT III: SPECIAL ISSUES IN WORKING WITH THE VIOLENT FAMILY: ATTORNEY AND CLINICIAN
 
Special Issues in Working with the Violent Family

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ISBN: 9780803925878
£48.99