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The battered woman syndrome : with research associates

Author: Lenore E Walker
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This third edition presents updated data generated from the newly modified Battered Woman Syndrome Questionaaire. With a new focus on culture and ethnicity, this data details the experiences of foreign women who either live in their country of origin or the U.S. Like its popular predecessors, this new edition serves as a valuable resource for both professional counselors and students studying domestic violence.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lenore E Walker
ISBN: 9780826102522 0826102522
OCLC Number: 150376373
Description: xxii, 488 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Contributors --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. The battered woman syndrome study overview --
New BWS research --
Batterer intervention programs --
High risk factors --
Sex role socialization --
Physical and sexual abuse as children --
Alcohol and other drug abuse --
Problems with the learned helplessness theory --
Violence prone personality of men who batter --
Relationship issues --
Summary --
2. History --
Battered woman shelters --
Battered woman advocates --
U.S. funded & congressional actions --
Sex role stereotypes and mental health --
Psychotherapy for battered women --
Child custody and access to children --
Teen violence --
Summary --
3. What is the battered woman syndrome? --
Post-traumatic stress disorder --
DSM IV-TR criteria for PTSD --
Empirical support for BWS --
Battered woman syndrome qualitative results --
Summary --
4. Learned helplessness, learned optimism and battered women --
History of learned helplessness research --
Implications of sex role socialization to development of learned helplessness --
Original learned helplessness research --
Expert witness testimony --
If learned helplessness exists in battered women, what can reverse it? --
Summary --
5. Descriptions of violence and the cycle of violence --
Introduction --
Descriptions of violence --
Cycle theory of violence --
Walker cycle theory of violence from the research --
Cycle theory and interventions --
Summary --
6. Risk assessment and lethal potential --
Batterer's violence-prone personality patterns --
Women's violence towards men --
Domestic violence treatment programs --
Risk assessment --
Forensic psychology and risk assessment --
Homicide --
Women who kill in self-defense --
Measuring severity of violence : the battering quotient --
Summary. 7. Body image and health concerns --
Health concerns --
Body image --
Self-esteem --
Body image in current study --
Medical issues in the current study --
Summary --
8. Sexuality issues --
Marital rape --
Sexual issues and domestic violence research --
Discussion of our research with other researchers --
Sexual jealousy --
Abuse during pregnancy --
Issues around abortion --
Sexual abuse of children --
Battered women, sex, and intimacy --
Battered women and sexually transmitted diseases --
Dating violence --
Sex and aggression --
Summary --
9. Battered women's attachment style and interpersonal functioning --
Bowlby's attachment theory --
Current study of battered women's attachment style --
The relationship between battered women and interpersonal functioning --
The relationship between attachment styles and interpersonal difficulties in battered women --
Attachment behavior and perpetrators --
10. Substance abuse and domestic violence --
Intimate partner violence and alcohol abuse --
Legal and illicit drugs --
Original BWSQ 1 study of alcohol and other drugs --
Current BWSQ 2 study of alcohol and other drugs --
Role of alcohol and other drug abuse in battered women --
Women's substance abuse and public policy --
Intervention --
Summary --
11. Impact of violence in the home on children --
Introduction --
Modeling aggressive behavior --
Child abuse correlates in the original research --
Protection of children --
Personality development --
Physiological changes from PTSD --
Issues commonly found in children exposed to abuse --
Adolescents and the juvenile criminal justice system --
Child custody, visitation and removal issues --
Summary and implications for parents in raising children. 12. Cross-cultural and cross-national issues in domestic violence --
Cultural issues in the U.S. --
International perspectives --
Summary --
13. Domestic violence courts and batterer's treatment programs --
Domestic violence and problem solving courts --
Models of domestic violence courts --
Models of domestic violence treatment programs --
Domestic violence program standards --
Other community services --
Summary --
14. Battered women in jail and prison --
Introduction --
Women and crime --
BWS evidence in the courtroom --
Civil rights law--Violence Against Women Act of 1994 --
STEP groups in the jail or prison --
15. Mental health needs of battered women --
Public health model --
Battered woman's shelters --
Crisis intervention and safety plans --
Health concerns --
Mental health needs --
Summary --
16. Survivor Therapy Empowerment Program (STEP) --
Introduction --
What are the STEPs? --
STEP 1 : definitions of domestic violence --
STEP 2 : overcoming dysfunctional thinking and designing a safety plan --
STEP 3 : thinking, feeling, and doing --
STEP 4 : changing to positive thinking and managing anger --
STEP 5 : stress management and relaxation training --
STEP 6 : cycle of violence and the psychological effects of violence --
STEP 7 : PTSD and battered woman syndrome --
STEP 8 : grieving the end of a relationship --
STEP 9 : effects of violence on children --
STEP 10 : learning to ask for what you want --
STEP 11 : building healthy relationships with good boundaries --
STEP 12 : terminating relationships --
Empirical findings --
Summary --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Lenore E.A. Walker.

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