• Summary
  • Contents
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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.

Risk Analysis
Risk analysis

Safety plans seek to reduce certain risks. Therefore, a thorough and accurate risk analysis is an essential component of safety planning. To ensure that a battered woman's analysis is as complete as it can be, an advocate can review the analysis with her. This chapter discusses risk analysis review in ...

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