Domestic Partner Abuse

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L. Kevin Hamberger, Claire M. Renzetti
Springer Publishing Company, 1996 - Medical - 227 pages
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This volume breaks new ground in the understanding and treatment of couples' abuse. It expands the models of abusive relationships to include the special concerns of gay couples, mutually violent partners, abusive women, and others.

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About the author (1996)

L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD, is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin. Since 1982, he has conducted treatment and research programs with domestically violent men and women, and developed and evaluated health care provider training programs to deliver violence prevention services to patients. Dr. Hamberger is Co-Chair of the Wisconsin Governors Council for Domestic Abuse, and was Chair of the Committee that developed the 1996 Wisconsin Male Batterer Treatment Standards. He presently co-chairs a task force for the Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute charged with developing professional credentials for providers of intimate partner violence offender services. He is a founding member and past Chair of the Wisconsin Batterer Treatment Provider Association. He has served as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Justice, the Department of Defense, and the Family Violence Prevention Fund. He is on the editorial boards of four scholarly journals. He is the past Chair of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Violence Education and President of the Board of Directors of Womens Horizons domestic abuse shelter in Kenosha, WI. Dr. Hamberger has published approximately 80 articles, chapters, and 5 books, including "Treating Men Who Batter: Theories, Programs, and Practice", "Domestic Partner Abuse", "Violence Issues for Health Care Educators and Providers", and "Domestic Violence Screening and Intervention in Medical and Mental Healthcare Settings".

Claire M. Renzetti is Judi Conway Patton Endowed Chair for Studies of Violence Against Women in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Kentucky. She was Professor of Sociology at the University of Dayton from 2006-2010. She is editor of the international, interdisciplinary journal, "Violence Against Women"; co-editor with Jeffrey Edleson of the Interpersonal Violence book series for Oxford University Press; and editor of the Gender, Crime and Law book series for Northeastern University Press. She has authored or edited 16 books as well as numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals. Much of her research has focused on the violent victimization experiences of economically marginalized women living in public housing developments. She is currently conducting an ethnography of faith-based organizations involved in anti-trafficking work, a national study of the relationship between religiosity and intimate partner violence, and a survey of NGOs providing services to trafficking victims. Dr. Renzetti has held elected and appointed positions on the governing bodies of several national professional organizations, including the Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Eastern Sociological Society, and Alpha Kappa Delta, the sociological honors society. She is the 2009 recipient of the Saltzman Award for Contributions to Practice, awarded by the Women and Crime Division of the American Society of Criminology, and the 2011 recipient of the Lee Founders Award, from the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

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