- Subject index
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.
Chapter 3: Batterer-Generated Risks
Batterers use physical violence and a variety of tactics to control their partners. As battered women experience these tactics, they analyze them and identify which pose particular risks for them. The risks women face go beyond the possibility of injury from physical violence. When battered women analyze ...