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Domestic Violence Advocacy: Complex Lives/Difficult Choices 2ed

by Jill M Davies and Eleanor Lyon SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
09/2013
ISBN:
9781452241203
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Pbk 368 pages
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This book introduced a new model of woman defined advocacy that was designed to bridge the gap that sometimes occurs between a battered woman's perspective and a victim's advocate's perception. Created to improve service delivery to women who are victims of domestic violence, this model emphasized placing attention on the victim's assessment of the risk in the violent relationship and on her decision making. The authors aim to help advocates better understand battered women's decisions, including the decision to stay in an abusive relationship, to improve advocacy for victims with various cultural experiences and backgrounds, and to provide advocates with assistance in redesigning their services so they may better meet the needs of battered women.

The second edition will be updated to include current research, greater emphasis on working with marginalized populations, an expanded advocacy framework, more emphasis on client strengths and strengths based perspective, and more pedagogical elements will be introduced.

Foreword by Cris M. Sullivan
Preface
Section I: Victim-Defined Advocacy Approach
Chapter 1: Overview of Victim-Defined Advocacy
Chapter 2: Risks Victims Face
Chapter 3: How Women Form Perspectives and Priorities
Chapter 4: Individual Victim-Defined Advocacy Implementation
Section II: Victim-Defined Advocacy Practice Issues
Chapter 5: Victims in Contact
Chapter 6: Children
Chapter 7: Trauma, Mental Health, and Substance Use
Chapter 8: Advocate Role with Violent Partners
Section III: Systems Advocacy
Chapter 9: Victim-Defined Advocacy Environments
Chapter 10: Victim-Defined Policy Advocacy
Chapter 11: Conclusion
Appendix A
References
Index

If I was to recommend only one book for a domestic violence advocate to read in their career, it would be this one. Every person interested in domestic violence work should do themselves and the survivors they hope to help a favor by reading this and integrating the concepts presented into their advocacy. We owe a debt of gratitude to the authors of this book for providing such a clear guide on effective work with domestic violence survivors. And rdquo; Rachel Ramirez and ldquo; is a must read for all disciplines providing services to battered women. Survivors are not served in a vacuum, so it is imperative that system providers understand their role in keeping them safe. And rdquo; Sandy Huntzinger and ldquo;Working with battered women often produces ethical dilemmas about what is the best course of action to take. Provides a framework of women-defined advocacy that respects the rights and dignity of each woman, as well as her right to self-determination. In the analysis of risks associated with violence and abuse, the woman and rsquo;s voice is once again heard and her perspective guides the process of safety planning. And rdquo; Gary Dick
Jill Davies
Affiliations:
-Greater Hartford Legal Assistance, Inc, Hartford, Connecticut


Eleanor Lyon, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in Residence and the Director of the Institute for Violence Prevention and Reduction. Eleanor teaches courses in research methods and violence against women. Eleanoras areas of specialization include evaluation methods, ethnographic methods, violence against women, family issues and women's issues