Family Violence in the United States takes an ecological approach to examining violence and abuse within the context of families. Easy-to-read chapters are organized by exploring the “Scope of the Problem”, definitions of key terminology, predictors, and consequences of different forms of maltreatment. Attention is paid to larger social systems that can contribute to abuse, as well as community, relationship, and individual predictors of both perpetration and victimization. Additionally, there is an emphasis on both prevention and intervention of family violence at various levels of the ecological model. Authors Denise A. Hines, Kathleen Malley-Morrison, and Leila B. Dutton help students explore what family violence is and the reasons why it happens. Their approach covers contemporary and controversial topics across the lifespan, including maltreatment of male partners by women, of parents, within sexual minority relationships, and on college campuses. This 3rd edition is filled with chapter-opening cases to prompt discussion within the classroom as well as considerations of context and application in the larger community. Rich in scholarly references and case materials, it is suitable for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals alike.

Maltreatment of Men by Female Partners

Maltreatment of men by female partners

Abused men are thought to be mythical and are therefore ignored. But we are here, we are hurting, and we are struggling. Domestic violence organizations literally chuckled at me when I called for help; they told me they were set for “violence against women” victims; the therapist I had sessions with encouraged me to shoulder equal blame; and every “organization for men” I contacted is either a religious organization (which wants to do nothing but pray as a solution), or an independent organization, but they are all designed to help abusive men rather than abused men. I could not find one group designed to help male victims. Abused men and divorced men are ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles