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Coordinating Community Responses to Domestic Violence
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Coordinating Community Responses to Domestic Violence
Lessons from Duluth and Beyond

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September 1999 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The `Duluth Model' is a widely disseminated approach to community-based intervention in domestic violence. This authoritative and comprehensive volume examines how to develop a response to domestic violence using the Model.

Key issues addressed include: enhancing networking among service providers; building monitoring and tracking systems; developing a supportive infrastructure for victims; providing sanctions and rehabilitation opportunities; addressing the needs of children; and evaluating the effectiveness of community response.

 
PART ONE: EIGHT KEY COMPONENTS OF COMMUNITY INTERVENTION PROJECTS
Ellen L Pence and Melanie F Shepard
An Introduction
Developing a Coordinated Community Response

 
Ellen L Pence
Some Thoughts on Philosophy
Ellen L Pence and Coral McDonnel
Developing Policies and Protocols
Denise Gamache and Mary Asmus
Enhancing Networking Among Service Providers
Elements of Successful Coordination Strategies

 
Dennis R Falk and Nancy Helgeson
Building Monitoring and Tracking Systems
Melanie F Shepard
Advocacy for Battered Women
Implications for a Coordinated Community Response

 
Fernando Mederos
Batterer Intervention Programs
Past and Future Prospects

 
Martha McMahon
Undoing Harm to Children
The Duluth Family Visitation Center

 
Melanie F Shepard
Evaluating a Coordinated Community Response
 
PART TWO: FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS AND ADAPTATIONS OF THE DULUTH MODEL
Shamita Das Dasgupta
Just Like Men? A Critical View of Violence by Women
Kersti Yllö
The Silence Surrounding Sexual Violence
The Issue of Marital Rape and the Challenges it Poses for the Duluth Model

 
Roma Balzer
Hamilton Abuse Intervention Project
The Aotearoa Experience

 
Robyn Holder
Pick 'n Mix or Replication
The Politics and Process of Adaptation

 
Ellen L Pence
Epilogue

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