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By: Beth Creager Fallon

In: Pattern Changing for Abused Women: An Educational Program

Chapter : Boundary Setting Using Assertiveness Skills

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Boundary Setting Using Assertiveness Skills
Boundary setting using assertiveness skills
Beth CreagerFallon

Learning about boundary setting and using assertiveness skills is a practical process that teaches battered women a way of communicating to help them gain control of their lives. A woman who uses assertiveness skills knows her rights and can set and enforce her boundaries. We believe that the use of assertiveness skills is a major key to the successful Pattern Changing process. Without it, we are giving battered women education, encouragement, and hope—but no concrete communication skills with which to proceed.

We have identified three assertiveness skills that we believe are essential for battered women to learn if they are to go forward successfully with the changing process: making a request, refusing a request, and dealing ...

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