Cover image for Domestic violence and child abuse sourcebook : basic consumer health information about spousal/partner, child, sibling, parent, and elder abuse, covering physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, teen dating violence, and stalking : includes information about hotlines, safe houses, safety plans, and other resources for support and assistance, community initiatives, and reports on current directions in research and treatment, along with a glossary, sources for further reading, and governmental and non-governmental organizations contact information
Domestic violence and child abuse sourcebook : basic consumer health information about spousal/partner, child, sibling, parent, and elder abuse, covering physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, teen dating violence, and stalking : includes information about hotlines, safe houses, safety plans, and other resources for support and assistance, community initiatives, and reports on current directions in research and treatment, along with a glossary, sources for further reading, and governmental and non-governmental organizations contact information
Henderson, Helene, 1963-
First edition.
Publication Information:
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, [2000]

Physical Description:
xx, 1064 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Violence between intimates: historical legacy, contemporary approval -- Hitting the wall -- It's always his fault -- Definitions and incidence (Spousal and partner abuse) -- Special populations -- Domestic violence & alcohol and other drugs -- Domestic violence and poverty -- The HIV/AIDS connection to domestic violence -- Identifying spousal and partner abuse -- Stalking -- Teen dating violence -- Safety strategies -- Law enforcement and judicial interventions -- Definitions and incidence (Child abuse) -- Spousal/partner abuse and child abuse -- Repressed memory controversy -- Prevention and treatment strategies -- Sibling abuse -- Parent abuse -- Definitions, incidence, and prevention (Elder abuse) -- Individual initiatives -- A community checklist: important steps to end violence against women -- Workplace initiatives -- Legal initiatives -- Legislative and other government initiatives -- A guide to court watching in domestic violence and sexual assault cases -- Facing up to family violence -- Findings about partner violence from the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study -- Research on batterers -- Batterer programs -- Childhood victimization: early adversity, later psychopathology -- Victims of childhood sexual abuse: later criminal consequences -- Preventing child sexual abuse: research inconclusive about effectiveness of child education programs -- Cycle of sexual abuse: research inconclusive about whether child victims become adult abusers -- Economic costs of abuse -- Issues and dilemmas in family violence -- Reducing violence: a research agenda -- Glossary -- Hotlines and organizations -- Bibliographpy.
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This reference is a compilation of writings about many facets of domestic violence from government reports, scholarly journals, mainstream publications, professional groups such as the American Psychological Association, and rape and domestic violence crisis centers. Sources are as disparate as the left-leaning magazine Mother Jones and the conservative Women's quarterly, published by the Independent Women's Forum--a group that opposed the ground-breaking 1994 Violence Against Women Act. The result is a bit of a jumble: a great deal of wide-ranging, sometimes contradictory data without much effort at summing up either for the victim of abuse or for anyone who wants to help, the two main audiences the book is aimed at. Coverage includes partner violence (between men and women as well as in same-sex relationships), abuse in minority and disabled populations, child abuse, elder abuse, sibling and parent abuse, and prevention initiatives. Includes a glossary, a list of hot lines and organizations across the country, and a comprehensive 21-page bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Awareness of domestic violence and child abuse has increased worldwide. If, as Lloyd de Mause asserts (The History of Childhood, 1974), childhood is a nightmare from which civilization is just awakening, the nightmare is not yet over. Both these books offer ample evidence that if attitudes have changed, actions have not. Even some countries that are signatory to the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child do not have sufficient resources and commitment to implement those rights.Henderson's Sourcebook examines exhaustively the various forms of abuse, from partner to elderly abuse. Most chapters are well supported by solid bibliographies. Experts in the field have written many of the articles that chronicle the history and trajectory of abuse. Sourcebook also includes valuable information, including addresses and telephone numbers, about governmental and nongovernmental organizations that can be called on to help both victims and abusers. Besides providing the latest research on this complex problem, the book offers specific advice and contacts. The authors emphasize the importance of going beyond ideologies and myths to the realities of abuse.Global View is an excellent supplement to Sourcebook. Sixteen countries--some developed, some developing--are represented. Articles covering each country, written by local experts, support their presentations with extensive bibliographies and follow a general pattern to facilitate comparisons between countries. The different value systems in each country and the impact of poverty on the abuse and misuse of women and children are recognized and documented, as are steps being taken to alleviate the problems. Together these books present a comprehensive picture of the contemporary situation and its roots in the past. No easy solutions are offered, but there is much that can help individuals in the short term. Both titles are recommended for all libraries, scholars, and practitioners. S. Sugarman Bennington College

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Part I Historical Background and Social and Political Dimensions of Domestic Violence
Chapter 1 Violence Between Intimates: Historical Legacy--Contemporary Approvalp. 3
Chapter 2 Hitting the Wallp. 27
Chapter 3 It's Always His Faultp. 31
Part II Spousal and Partner Abuse
Chapter 4 Definitions and Incidencep. 45
Section 4.1 Domestic Violence... What Is It?p. 46
Section 4.2 Domestic Violencep. 47
Section 4.3 Intimate Partner Violence Fact Sheetp. 56
Section 4.4 The Impact of Domestic Violence on Victimsp. 63
Chapter 5 Special Populationsp. 67
Section 5.1 The Facts: The Needs of Underserved Communitiesp. 68
Section 5.2 Questions and Answers for Immigrant and Refugee Womenp. 72
Section 5.3 Violence in Gay and Lesbian Relationshipsp. 79
Section 5.4 Abuse and Women with Disabilitiesp. 83
Section 5.5 Sexual Violence Against People with Disabilitiesp. 90
Section 5.6 American Indian/Alaska Natives and Intimate Partner Violencep. 95
Section 5.7 Rural Battered Womenp. 100
Chapter 6 Domestic Violence and Alcohol and Other Drugsp. 103
Chapter 7 Domestic Violence and Povertyp. 107
Section 7.1 Domestic Violence and Homelessnessp. 108
Section 7.2 The Facts: Battered Women and Economicsp. 111
Section 7.3 Domestic Violence as a Barrier to Women's Economic Self-Sufficiencyp. 116
Section 7.4 Domestic Violence and Insurance Discriminationp. 130
Chapter 8 The HIV/AIDS Connection to Domestic Violencep. 133
Chapter 9 Identifying Spousal and Partner Abusep. 139
Section 9.1 Have You Been Abused?p. 140
Section 9.2 Are You in a Relationship with an Abusive Partner?p. 145
Section 9.3 Domestic Violence in Gay Relationshipsp. 150
Section 9.4 Male Batterers Fact Sheetp. 154
Section 9.5 Signs to Look for in a Battering Personalityp. 158
Section 9.6 Animal Cruelty and Intimate Partner (Domestic) Violencep. 162
Chapter 10 Stalkingp. 165
Section 10.1 Backgroundp. 166
Section 10.2 Stalking and Domestic Violence in Americap. 170
Chapter 11 Teen Dating Violencep. 201
Section 11.1 Dating Violencep. 202
Section 11.2 Fact Sheet on Dating Violencep. 205
Section 11.3 Date Rapep. 210
Section 11.4 Date Rape Drugsp. 214
Chapter 12 Safety Strategiesp. 221
Section 12.1 How Survivors Copep. 222
Section 12.2 Getting Help: Finding Shelterp. 224
Section 12.3 Domestic Violence: Safety Plan Guidelinesp. 226
Section 12.4 More Safety Planning Tips, Plus Documenting Evidencep. 230
Section 12.5 Safety Planning for Children Exposed to Domestic Abusep. 235
Section 12.6 Personalized Safety Planp. 237
Section 12.7 Is He Really Going to Change this Time?p. 246
Section 12.8 How an Abuser Can Discover Your Internet Activitiesp. 253
Section 12.9 Changing a Battered Woman's Name and Social Security Numberp. 254
Section 12.10 Social Security Administration (SSA) Provides Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violencep. 256
Section 12.11 Are You Being Stalked? Tips for Protectionp. 258
Section 12.12 What to Do When You Are Attackedp. 266
Section 12.13 The Availability of Domestic Violence Protection Orders to Victims of Same-Sex Violencep. 268
Chapter 13 Law Enforcement and Judicial Interventionsp. 275
Section 13.1 Criminal Justice Interventionsp. 276
Section 13.2 What You Need to Know about the Judicial Systemp. 281
Part III Child Abuse
Chapter 14 Definitions and Incidencep. 287
Section 14.1 What Is Child Maltreatment?p. 288
Section 14.2 Child Abusep. 291
Section 14.3 In Fact...Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Child Abuse and Neglectp. 298
Section 14.4 Shaken Baby Syndromep. 303
Section 14.5 Child Fatalities Fact Sheetp. 306
Section 14.6 Child Sexual Abusep. 310
Chapter 15 Spousal/Partner Abuse and Child Abusep. 319
Section 15.1 The Relationship Between Domestic Violence and Child Abusep. 320
Section 15.2 The Co-occurrence of Intimate Partner Violence Against Mothers and Abuse of Childrenp. 324
Section 15.3 The Facts: Children and Domestic Violencep. 327
Section 15.4 The Relationship Between Parental Alcohol or Other Drug Problems and Child Maltreatmentp. 331
Section 15.5 Talking to Young Children about Domestic Violence: When a Parent Goes to Jailp. 337
Chapter 16 Repressed Memory Controversyp. 339
Section 16.1 The Repressed Memory Controversyp. 340
Section 16.2 Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abusep. 344
Chapter 17 Prevention and Treatment Strategiesp. 349
Section 17.1 An Approach to Preventing Child Abusep. 350
Section 17.2 How to Reduce Abuse and Neglect of Children with Disabilitiesp. 355
Section 17.3 Prenatal and Early Childhood Nurse Home Visitationp. 358
Section 17.4 Parents Anonymous: Strengthening Familiesp. 372
Section 17.5 Responding to a Disclosure of Child Abusep. 397
Section 17.6 What Should I Know about Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect?p. 400
Section 17.7 Just in Case...Parental Guidelines in Case Your Child Might Someday Be the Victim of Sexual Abuse or Exploitationp. 404
Part IV Sibling Abuse and Parent Abuse
Chapter 18 Sibling Abusep. 409
Chapter 19 Parent Abusep. 493
Part V Elder Abuse
Chapter 20 Definitions, Incidence, and Preventionp. 503
Section 20.1 What Is Elder Abuse?p. 504
Section 20.2 The National Elder Abuse Incidence Studyp. 513
Section 20.3 Elder Abuse Preventionp. 526
Part VI Prevention and Treatment Strategies for Individuals, Communities, and Government
Chapter 21 Individual Initiativesp. 533
Section 21.1 Partner Violence: What Can You Do?p. 534
Section 21.2 What Can Each of Us Do? And What Can You Say to a Victim?p. 538
Section 21.3 What You Can Dop. 539
Chapter 22 A Community Checklist: Important Steps to End Violence Against Womenp. 545
Chapter 23 Workplace Initiativesp. 555
Section 23.1 Domestic Violence in the Workplacep. 556
Section 23.2 Domestic Abuse: A Workplace Hazardp. 558
Section 23.3 Corporate Sector Responses to Domestic Violencep. 561
Section 23.4 What Unions Can Dop. 565
Chapter 24 Legal Initiativesp. 569
Section 24.1 Domestic Violence and the Lawp. 570
Section 24.2 Full Faith and Credit for Orders of Protectionp. 574
Section 24.3 Teen Dating Violence and the Lawp. 598
Section 24.4 What You Can Do If You Are a Victim of Crimep. 601
Section 24.5 Compensation for Crime Victimsp. 603
Chapter 25 Legislative and Other Government Initiativesp. 607
Section 25.1 Preventing Violence Against Womenp. 608
Section 25.2 Initiatives to Combat Violence Against Womenp. 618
Section 25.3 Justice System Initiatives for Child Abuse Casesp. 627
Section 25.4 Sex Offender Registration and Notification Lawsp. 636
Section 25.5 Federal and State Antistalking Legislationp. 638
Chapter 26 A Guide to Court Watching in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Casesp. 659
Part VII Research
Chapter 27 Facing Up to Family Violencep. 677
Chapter 28 Findings about Partner Violence from the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Studyp. 691
Chapter 29 Research on Batterersp. 715
Chapter 30 Batterer Programsp. 751
Chapter 31 Childhood Victimization: Early Adversity, Later Psychopathologyp. 777
Chapter 32 Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse--Later Criminal Consequencesp. 791
Chapter 33 Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Research Inconclusive about Effectiveness of Child Education Programsp. 807
Chapter 34 Cycle of Sexual Abuse: Research Inconclusive about Whether Child Victims Become Adult Abusersp. 823
Chapter 35 Economic Costs of Abusep. 843
Section 35.1 Measuring the Costs of Domestic Violence Against Womenp. 844
Section 35.2 Poverty, Welfare, and Battered Women: What Does the Research Tell Us?p. 853
Chapter 36 Issues and Dilemmas in Family Violencep. 865
Chapter 37 Reducing Violence: A Research Agendap. 881
Part VIII Additional Help and Information
Chapter 38 Glossaryp. 903
Chapter 39 Hotlines and Organizationsp. 929
Chapter 40 Bibliographyp. 991
Indexp. 1013