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Author Mullender, Audrey.

Title Rethinking domestic violence : the social work and probation response / Audrey Mullender.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.82920941 MULL    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  362.82920941 MULL    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 317 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [280]-301) and indexes.
Contents 1. The terms of the debate -- 2. What do we know about domestic violence? -- 3. Social work as part of the problem -- 4. Developing good practice in social services departments -- 5. Responses to domestic abuse in health and adult care settings -- 6. The needs of children living with domestic abuse -- 7. Social work and probation practice with families -- 8. The probation service and domestic violence -- 9. The men who abuse: what kind of intervention in groups? -- 10. Working together for change: the wider context and the empowerment of women.
Summary Domestic violence is a notoriously sensitive area of social work practice and social workers have been scapegoated by the media for their handling of certain cases. Despite the lack of skill and confidence, there is no basic text on domestic violence which specifically addresses the needs of social workers. "Rethinking Domestic Violence" will help social workers to understand the seriousness of domestic violence and to rethink their typical responses. Based on the UK legal system, it outlines and clarifies the available legal measures, housing and benefit rights for women, existing community based resources, and pays considerable attention to the role of the social worker in relation to domestic violence. This book will be invaluable reading for all social work pracitioners, teachers and students; undergraduates in social policy and women's studies. This title available in eBook format. Click here for more information. Visit our eBookstore at:
Subject Wife abuse -- Great Britain.
Abused women -- Counseling of -- Great Britain.
Abused wives -- Counseling of -- Great Britain.
Social work with women -- Great Britain.
Family violence -- Great Britain -- Prevention.
Abusive men -- Counseling of -- Great Britain.
Abusive men -- Rehabilitation -- Great Britain.
Probation -- Great Britain.
ISBN 0415080541
041508055X (paperback)