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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.

Woman-Defined Policy Advocacy
Woman-defined policy advocacy

Woman-defined policy advocacy is a natural extension of the work with individual battered women. The direction of woman-defined policy advocacy is evolving as advocates learn from their experiences using the approach. Like the organizational changes discussed in Chapter 8, “Toward a Woman-Defined Advocacy Environment,” ...

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