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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.

Introduction: Overview of Woman-Defined Advocacy
Introduction: Overview of woman-defined advocacy

Changes in the response to family violence have been dramatic and far-reaching. A once private, almost invisible reality is now a public concern exhibited by legal, medical, and community initiatives. Training workshops and conferences about family violence are numerous. Family violence task forces and coordinating ...

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