This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.

Prevention of Intimate Partner and Family Violence

Prevention of Intimate Partner and Family Violence
Prevention of Intimate Partner and Family Violence
Roxanna NamjouUniversity of OklahomaPaula T. McWhirterUniversity of Oklahoma

Family and partner violence has become a prevalent universal health concern with considerable consequences to its victims (Wray, Hoyt, & Gerstle, 2013). Similar to many health concerns effectively addressed through preventive efforts, instances of interpersonal violence have been described as resulting from accumulated stressors where perceived demands exceed resources, ultimately yielding in relational crisis and often with concomitant health and mental health consequences. Once initiated, violent patterns of conflictual interaction become challenging to break.

In this chapter, we discuss domestic violence from a perspective of prevention research and intervention. We begin with a description of common forms of intimate partner violence (IPV) and family violence, ...

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