1st Edition

Violence and Sexual Abuse at Home
Current Issues in Spousal Battering and Child Maltreatment





ISBN 9780789003294
Published July 25, 1997 by Routledge
390 Pages

USD $54.95

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Book Description

Violence and abuse that occur behind closed doors are not just personal concerns or issues. Family violence is a major mental health, social service, health care, and criminal justice problem that society cannot continue to ignore. Violence and Sexual Abuse at Home gives you the facts of spouse/partner and child maltreatment, an analysis of the intervention and prevention techniques commonly used, and alternative approaches and theories for understanding and reducing instances of family abuse.

The factors behind maltreatment are multiple and diverse. Because there are so many approaches to treating perpetrators and victims, choosing a treatment strategy can sometimes feel overwhelming. Use Violence and Sexual Abuse at Home to help you decide which treatment models will be most effective in particular situations. Don’t risk low success rates with your patients. This comprehensive guidebook can help you refine your treatment strategies, as you better your understanding of:

  • mutual combat
  • the ethical issues and legal mandates involved in reporting family maltreatment
  • biological issues and aggression
  • the causes of the physical maltreatment of children
  • maltreatment of children with disabilities
  • the debate surrounding “parent alienation syndrome”
  • difficulties in diagnosing incest offenders
  • the impact of child sexual maltreatment on the survivor’s sexuality and sexual functioning
  • the repression, dissociation, and delayed recall of traumatic events

    Violence and Sexual Abuse at Home shows clinicians, researchers, advocates, and other professionals the importance of broadening their perspectives of all types of family maltreatment. Anyone working with people who abuse and/or with adults and children who are or have been abused should understand the developmental, social, psychological, cultural, and biological issues at play in violent home environments.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Family Violence: Current Issues, Interventions, and Research
  • Therapist Awareness of Appropriate Intervention in Treatment of Domestic Violence: A Review
  • Spouse/Partner Maltreatment: Issues, Interventions, and Research
  • Therapist Ethical Responsibilities for Spousal Abuse Cases
  • A Biopsychosocial Model for Understanding Relationship Aggression
  • Research Concerning Wife Abuse: Implications for Physician Training
  • Battered Women: A Historical Research Review and Some Common Myths
  • Female Offenders in Domestic Violence: A Look at Actions in Their Context
  • Multifaceted Approaches in Spouse Abuse Treatment
  • Child Physical Maltreatment and Exposure to Abuse in Families: Issues, Interventions, and Research
  • Risk Factors for the Occurrence of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Homicide in the City of Los Angeles: An Epidemiologic Examination of a Decade of Deaths
  • Physical Abuse and Childhood Disability: Risk and Treatment Factors
  • Research Concerning Children of Battered Women: Clinical Implications
  • Psychological Maltreatment: A Needs Analysis and Applications for Children in Violent Families
  • Sexually Maltreated Children, Incest Survivors, and Incest Offenders: Issues, Interventions, and Research
  • Sibling Child Sexual Abuse: Research Review and Clinical Implications
  • Current Treatment Strategies for Sexually Abused Children
  • Treating the Sexual Concerns of Adult Incest Survivors and Their Partners
  • Current Treatment Strategies for Dissociative Identity Disorders in Adult Sexual Abuse Survivors
  • Characteristics and Treatment of Incest Offenders: A Review
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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