• Summary
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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.

Conclusion
Conclusion

The woman-defined advocacy model described in this book, like battered women's safety plans, is based on current information, analysis, and experience. Application in different settings with diverse battered women will enrich and refine the model. This has been our experience in developing the model. We view it as ...

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