Domestic Violence Advocacy: Complex Lives/Difficult Choices, Second Edition is a comprehensive and highly practical resource for anyone working with domestic violence victims. The essential elements and values of the victim-defined approach provide the foundation for a completely revised exploration of all victims' perspectives and advocates' role. This Second Edition draws on the far-reaching progress and increased knowledge of the field and delves deeply into the experiences of victims, their perspectives and decision-making, culture, and risks. Attentive to the real world context of limited time, resources, and options for victims and for advocates, this enlightening text focuses on what is feasible and offers ideas for working within such constraints

How Women Form Perspectives and Priorities

How women form perspectives and priorities

Battering intimate partner violence (IPV), when it exists, is an ongoing, dynamic part of an intimate relationship. It takes many different forms and poses a wide range of risks, as reviewed in the previous chapter. Because it is so fluid and changes with circumstances, victims' perceptions of the abuse and its impact on them and their decisions about what they should do may shift frequently. Each new abusive development in their ongoing relationship can affect different aspects of victims' lives, and all aspects of abuse are connected in ways that will differ from one person to the next. One victim may be threatened by something when another feels secure. This chapter reviews women's primary ...

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