June 15, 2010
June 15, 2010
"This book gives women the opportunity to explain why they were powerless to leave; to describe how having no money, nowhere to go and no confidence in your ability to stand on your own feet and protect yourself and your children makes the mere prospect of leaving seem impossible Most importantly, we hear from women who have found the courage to walk away and find a new life where violence and dominance play no part. It is a testament to the bravery and resourcefulness of women who have suffered unimaginable humiliation and cruelty at the hands of a man they thought would love them. It is full of hope.`---from the foreword by Jenni Murray
Rebuilding Lives after Domestic Violence examines in depth the long-term outcomes for women who have suffered domestic violence and abuse, based on interviews conducted over seven years.
Through these interviews the author reveals the factors that help or hinder a successful transition from abusive relationship to independent living. The women interviewed provide an insight into the lengthy and difficult process of rebuilding their lives, and offer messages and advice to those working with women who have endured similar experiences. The author examines issues the women commonly face, such as finding safe and independent accommodation, building practical and emotional support systems and relationships, and issues surrounding their children. She also discusses service provision and draws together the facotrs that contribute to a successful and independent life.
This unique book is essential reading for all those involved in working with women who have experienced domestic violence and abuse as well as those responsible for service provision and policy development.
- Genre: Social Science, Self Improvement, Family + Relationships
- Subgenre: Social Work, Abuse / General, Abuse, Abuse / Spousal Abuse
- Language: English
- Author: Hilary Abrahams
- Online Item #: 12272944
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-7861
- ISBN: 9781843109617
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported