Protecting Children from Domestic Violence

Strategies for Community Intervention

Edited by Peter G. Jaffe, Linda L. Baker, and Alison J. Cunningham

February 13, 2004
ISBN 9781572309920
Price: $43.00
238 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"

The impact on children of domestic violence has received increasing attention, but awareness of the problem has not always translated into public action. This forward-thinking volume brings together leading mental health, legal, educational, and social services professionals from the U.S. and Canada to demonstrate how the problem of violence in the home can best be mitigated through community collaboration. The book provides an understanding of the effects of childhood exposure to domestic violence; considers the most promising assessment approaches; and examines specific interventions with victims and offenders, ranging from individual and group approaches to broader efforts involving schools, police, courts, and the media. Also addressed are the complexity of working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds and the often-ignored subject of how to enhance the roles of fathers in their children's lives.