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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.

Toward a Woman-Defined Advocacy Environment
Toward a woman-defined advocacy environment

The environment in which an advocate works can have a significant effect on her advocacy. An agency (the word agency is used to describe any place in which there is advocacy for battered women) may provide a supportive workplace, where all staff work together to back battered ...

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