Battered Women and Their Families: Intervention Strategies and Treatment Programs, Third Edition

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Albert R. Roberts DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE
Springer Publishing Company, Jan 18, 2007 - Social Science - 656 pages
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"The definitive work on battered women is now in a timely third edition. New material on: Same-sex violence Working with children in shelters Immigrant women affected by domestic violence Elder mistreatment

Considered the complete, in-depth guide to effective interventions for this pervasive social disease, Battered Women and Their Families has been updated to include new case studies, cultural perspectives, and assessment protocols. In an area of counseling that cannot receive enough attention, Dr. Robert's work stands out as an essential treatment tool for all clinical social workers, nurses, physicians, and graduate students who work with battered women on a daily basis.

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Contents

Crisis Intervention and Cognitive ProblemSolving
3
The Organizational Structure and Function
58
Conjoint Therapy for the Treatment
76
Children and Adolescents from Violent Homes
97
Integrating Domestic Violence Assessment
129
Group Treatment of Children in Shelters
159
Intervention and Treatment Strategies
174
Health Care and Welfare Policies
203
Women Welfare Work
291
HighRisk Groups and Vulnerable Populations
311
Developing Services for Lesbians
365
CrossCultural Issues Policies
385
Research
405
Validating Coping Strategies
483
Author Index
515
Subject Index
521

Domestic Violence Against Women
271

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About the author (2007)

Albert R. Roberts (DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE), is a Professor of Criminal Justice and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Livingston College Campus, Rutgers--the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick and Piscataway, NJ. Dr. Roberts conducts seminars and teaches courses on research methods, crisis intervention and brief treatment, program evaluation, family violence intervention, adolescence, victimology, social policy, and juvenile justice. He previously taught at the Indiana University School of Social Work in Indianapolis. He received his doctorate in social work at the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 1978. Dr. Roberts is a Fellow of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, a lifetime member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and the council on Social Work Education. Dr. Roberts is the founding editor of the Springer Series on Family Violence, which includes his edited classic text Battered Women and Their Families (Third Edition, 2007) and the Springer Series on Social Work. He edited the The Social Workers' Desk Reference, which has become a standard reference in the field since it was published in 2002, as well as the Crisis Intervention Handbook: Assessment, Treatment, and Research, Third Edition. He is the current editor of the Journal Brief Treatment and Crisis Intervention.

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