Description : At least 1.8 million women annually in the United States are beaten by their intimate partners - husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends and lovers. And that is only the number reported physically abused. It does not account for those who remain silent, or go through abuse that is emotional or psychological. In this concise work that covers an array of types of abuse, a team of writers show us the prevelance of this type of abuse,the risk factors for becoming a target, medical and psychological consequences, legal issues and effective treatments for recovery. This book also dispels myths about intimate violence, including the notion that one can identify a potential perpetrator. The most current research, theory and advocacy on this topic is presented so the reader will have the knowledge to help herself or others who are being abused.
Description : A health-care provider is likely to be the first professional contact for survivors of intimate partner violence or sexual assault. Evidence suggests that women who have been subjected to violence seek health care more often than non-abused women, even if they do not disclose the associated violence. They also identify health-care providers as the professionals they would most trust with disclosure of abuse. These guidelines are an unprecedented effort to equip healthcare providers with evidence-based guidance as to how to respond to intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women. They also provide advice for policy makers, encouraging better coordination and funding of services, and greater attention to responding to sexual violence and partner violence within training programmes for health care providers. The guidelines are based on systematic reviews of the evidence, and cover: 1. identification and clinical care for intimate partner violence 2. clinical care for sexual assault 3. training relating to intimate partner violence and sexual assault against women 4. policy and programmatic approaches to delivering services 5. mandatory reporting of intimate partner violence. The guidelines aim to raise awareness of violence against women among health-care providers and policy-makers, so that they better understand the need for an appropriate health-sector response. They provide standards that can form the basis for national guidelines, and for integrating these issues into health-care provider education.
Description : The new edition of this vital resource provides extensive coverage of the current state of research, theory, prevention, and intervention regarding violence against women. Each of the 18 chapters belongs to one of three parts: theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women, types of violence against women, or prevention and direct intervention. The editors and contributing authors have crafted their work to encourage discussion and debate and also to address issues of diversity and cultural contexts, as well as to examine inequalities of race and ethnicity, social class, physical ability, sexual orientation, and geographic location. Key Updates to This Edition: - A new and autobiographical Reflections piece appears at the end of each chapter. - Six completely new chapters address new and emerging topics, including assessment (Chapter 3), sexual harassment (Chapter 4), the effects of pornography (Chapter 7), cross-cultural issues (Chapter 8), the role of the economy (Chapter 9), primary prevention (Chapter 11), and school-based programs and interventions. Another recent subject the authors include is the role of faith-based initiatives. - The book's foreword is jointly written by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D--MN) and Al Franken (D--MN), both Congressional advocates on behalf of victims of violence against women.
Description : This is an international, comparative survey which interviews random samples of women about their experiences with male violence. The authors form a management team for the International Violence Against Women Survey (IVAWS). The primary objective of IVAWS is to investigate the level and nature of victimization of women in a number of countries worldwide This work builds on the international network and experience of the European Institute of Crime Prevention and Control (HUENI).
Description : This is an edited volume of 12 articles previously published in Social Problems that may be considered among the most influential in the development of the sociological study of violence against women.
Description : Designed to advance knowledge about violence against women and to serve as an inspiration to those studying or working in the field, this companion reader's 20 original articles focus first on theoretical and methodological issues, then on types of violence against women, and finally on prevention and direct intervention. Readers will find a wide range of articles that draw attention to the global dimensions of violence against women and the importance of taking into account political, economic, and cultural differences across diverse groups of people. While the book's articles are designed as companion pieces to the chapters in the Second Edition of the Sourcebook, this reader may also be used as a stand-alone text by those researching specific topics, such as diversity issues, conducting trainings, or teaching advanced courses, such as international social work.
Description : Although intimate partner violence cuts across all socioeconomic levels, empirical research consistently documents a connection between economic status and violence. Low-income and poverty are among the strongest, most consistent correlates of male-to-female domestic violence and most studies which include a measure of socioeconomic position consistently document a greater incidence of battering among those lower on such scales. Despite this extensive empirical evidence supporting a connection between socioeconomic status and intimate partner violence, there is a notable absence of a theoretical understanding of this relationship. Theories of domestic violence causation have not, to date, adequately incorporated economic variables. The purpose of this dissertation is to test hypotheses shaped by social exchange theory about the impact of economic indicators on the risk of violence against women in intimate relationships. The bargaining model predicts that violence would decrease when women's economic resources increase because, in gaining greater resources, women also gain more power. In contrast, resource theory warns that women's gain in resources could potentially spark a "backlash." As women gain economic resources and become more economically independent, men may resort to violence to compensate for labor market difficulties and for frustrations when women outperform them. Using data from the third wave of the Fragile Families and Child Well-being Survey (n=1800), measures of economic status are examined with logistic regression. Following an intersectional approach (Crenshaw, 1991), the strength of these models is examined across racial and ethnic groups, with a particular emphasis on African American women.
Description : This comprehensive overview of domestic violence against women and children in America covers the services meant to combat it, the legal approaches to prosecuting it, the public's attitudes toward it, and the successes and failures of systems meant to address it.
Description : This book examines the informal social context of rape and domestic violence against women. It explores the role of family members, friends, coworkers, and neighbors who are often the first port of call and source of support for victims. Renate Klein examines the complex development of responses to domestic violence, emphasizing the critical role of informal third parties as agents for intervention and social change.
Description : Kniha Marie Zimmermannové je věnována odbornému dílu Josefa Hronka (1890–1954), řádného profesora katechetiky a pedagogiky na Cyrilometodějské bohoslovecké fakultě v Praze. Kromě biografie podává zevrubný přehled Hronkova díla a seznamuje s oborovým kontextem, v němž působil. Jádrem monografie je tematická analýza Hronkova katecheticko-pedagogického díla a jeho zhodnocení vzhledem ke stavu soudobé teologie i pracím Hronkových souputníků. Ukazuje Hronka jako výraznou vědeckou osobnost, jejíž dílo bylo dosud neprávem opomíjeno. Knihu doplňují rozsáhlé přílohy.