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The battered woman syndrome

Author: Lenore E Walker
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer Pub. Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
Walker's seminal, groundbreaking book The Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) has forged new directions in the field of domestic violence for over 30 years. Now, the highly anticipated, third edition offers thoroughly updated and revised research on key topics, including posttraumatic stress disorder, learned helplessness or learned optimism, the cycle theory of violence, and much more. This third edition presents updated  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Walker, Lenore E.
Battered woman syndrome.
New York, NY : Springer Pub. Co., ©2009
(DLC) 2009000891
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lenore E Walker
ISBN: 9780826143150 0826143156
OCLC Number: 646808875
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 488 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Contents; Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 The Battered Woman Syndrome Study Overview; Chapter 2 History; Chapter 3 What Is the Battered Woman Syndrome?; Chapter 4 Learned Helplessness, Learned Optimism and Battered Women; Chapter 5 Descriptions of Violence and the Cycle of Violence; Chapter 6 Risk Assessment and Lethal Potential; Chapter 7 Body Image and Health Concerns; Chapter 8 Sexuality Issues; Chapter 9 Battered Women's Attachment Style and Interpersonal Functioning; Chapter 10 Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence; Chapter 11 Impact of Violence in the Home on Children. Chapter 12 Cross-Cultural and Cross-National Issues in Domestic ViolenceChapter 13 Domestic Violence Courts and Batterer's Treatment Programs; Chapter 14 Battered Women in Jail and Prison; Chapter 15 Mental Health Needs of Battered Women; Chapter 16 Survivor Therapy Empowerment Program (STEP); References; Index.
Responsibility: Lenore E.A. Walker ; with research associates.


Using data collected from multiple countries around the world, this book looks at attachment issues for battered women and the men who batter them, the relationship with substance abuse and risk  Read more...


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