Protecting Children from Domestic Violence

Protecting Children from Domestic Violence : Strategies for Community Intervention

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The impact on children of domestic violence has received increasing attention, but awareness of the problem has not always translated into public action. This forward-thinking volume brings together leading mental health, legal, educational, and social services professionals from the US and Canada to demonstrate how the problem of violence in the home can best be mitigated through community collaboration. The book provides an understanding of the effects of childhood exposure to domestic violence; considers the most promising assessment approaches; and examines specific interventions with victims and offenders, ranging from individual and group approaches to broader efforts involving schools, police, courts, and the media. Also addressed are the complexity of working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds and the often-ignored subject of how to enhance the roles of fathers in their children's lives.
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  • Paperback
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138867373
  • 9781138867376

Table of contents

Part 1: Introduction to the Problem. Jaffe, Baker, Cunningham, Purpose and Overview. Edleson, Should Childhood Exposure to Adult Domestic Violence Be Defined as Child Maltreatment under the Law? Rossman, Rea, Graham-Bermann, Butterfield, Young Children Exposed to Adult Domestic Violence: Incidence, Assessment, and Intervention. Davis, Group Intervention with Abusive Male Adolescents. Part 2: Individual- and Group-Level Responses. Graham-Bermann, Halabu, Fostering Resilient Coping in Children Exposed to Violence: Cultural Considerations. Hardesty, Campbell, Safety Planning for Abused Women and Their Children. Bancroft, Silverman, Assessing Abusers' Risks to Children. Williams, Boggess, Carter, Fatherhood and Domestic Violence: Exploring the Role of Abusive Men in the Lives of Their Children. Part 3: System-Level Responses. Kamateros, The Ethnic Media Outreach Project: 'Canada Is a Country for Women'. Berkman, Casey, Berkowitz, Marans, Police in the Lives of Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Collaborative Approaches to Intervention. Shaffer, Bala, The Role of Family Courts in Domestic Violence: The Canadian Experience. Dunford-Jackson, The Role of Family Courts in Domestic Violence: The U.S. Experience. Jaffe, Wolfe, Crooks, Hughes, Baker, The Fourth R: Developing Healthy Relationships through School-Based Interventions. Part 4: Conclusions. Baker, Cunningham, Jaffe, Future Directions in Ending Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children.
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About Linda L Baker

Peter G. Jaffe, PhD, is Special Advisor on Violence Prevention at the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System of the London Family Court Clinic, a children's mental health center in Ontario, Canada, specializing in issues that bring children and families into the justice system. He has coauthored eight books on domestic violence, including Child Custody and Domestic Violence: A Call for Safety and Accountability.Linda L. Baker, PhD, is Executive Director of the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System. She has coauthored over 18 resources to enhance understanding and intervention with children and adolescents, including Children Exposed to Violence: A Handbook for Police Trainers to Increase Understanding and Improve Community Responses.Alison J. Cunningham, MA, is Director of Research and Planning at the Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System. She is the coauthor of two textbooks, Canadian Criminal Justice: A Primer and Canadian Corrections. She is President of the Ontarior Council of Elizabeth Fry Societies, and in 2001 was invited to be an advisor to the World Health Organization about standards of health services for child and adult victims of sexual violence.
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