• Summary
  • Contents
  • 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.

Life-Generated Risks
Life-generated risks

Not all the risks a battered woman includes in her risk analysis are batterer-generated. Life-generated risks and circumstances, such as financial limitations and racism and other biases, are aspects of women's lives over which they may have little or no control. These types of risks are ...

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