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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.

Building Partnerships with Battered Women
Building partnerships with battered women

Woman-defined advocacy seeks to build a partnership between the advocate and the battered woman—a partnership in which both the woman's and the advocate's perspectives, information, and knowledge are shared, and ultimately the best safety plan is formed and implemented. Although the advocacy ...

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