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Drawing attention to the complexity of helping battered women and their children, this volume introduces a new model of `women-defined' advocacy. The model emphasizes: understanding a battered woman's perspective, including her risk analysis and safety plan; building partnerships with battered women; and systems advocacy. It seeks to craft courses of action that will enhance women's safety given their individual realities - which might include, for example, a woman deciding to remain temporarily in an abusive relationship.

Understanding Battered Women's Perspectives
Understanding battered women's perspectives

Part I is about the image and reality of battered women's lives. The focus is on how battered women analyze the dangers they face and how they make decisions and plans for their safety. This part begins with an exploration of the public image of battered women. The following ...

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