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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.

Creating the Image of Battered Women
Creating the image of battered women

Great strides have been made in organized efforts to combat relationship violence against women in the past 20 years. Concerned advocates have increased public awareness and understanding, obtained ongoing funding for temporary shelters in most states, changed laws and policies to enhance the responsiveness of major ...

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