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Social Work and Family Violence : Theories, Assessment, and Intervention (Paperback) (Ph.D. Joan C.
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Praise for the first edition:
I like the coverage and approach. Students loved the case studies… overall, they said they really liked the book, and they NEVER like the book!
-Debra Allwardt, Associate Professor of Social Work, Western Illinois University
The book was useful for my course on Family Violence. I like the book’s approach because it is very comprehensive and thorough. The students like the book, too— they find it easy to understand using many examples, lists, etc.
-Nancy Anderson, Assistant Professor of Social Work and Field Education Director, Warner University
The second edition of this comprehensive text for MSW and BSW students studying family violence is fully reorganized for improved flow of information, is substantially revised, and is updated to reflect current scholarship and practice. Focusing on child abuse and maltreatment, intimate partner violence (IPV), and older adult abuse, the book covers assessment procedures and evidence-based treatments used by social workers with victims and perpetrators of all age groups and of both genders. It provides expanded information on agencies advocating on behalf of children including Child Advocacy Centers, Guardian ad litems, and Court Appointed Special Advocates as well as child welfare laws and policies. The textbook provides updated information related to IPV and vulnerable/at-risk populations including sex trafficking’ veterans and male victims.. The second edition also features more in-depth theoretical information integrated with case studies, and new information regarding technological issues and criminal justice reform.
The authors address assessments and interventions for adult victims of family violence, adult survivors of child abuse, child witnesses of domestic violence, adolescent victims of dating violence, older adult victims of abuse, and both male and female perpetrators of abuse. The text encompasses several features that make it particularly useful in the classroom including real-life case studies in every chapter, key terms, and discussion questions. An updated and robust instructor package includes a fully revised instructor’s manual and more detailed PowerPoints.
New to the Second Edition:
• Aligns with 2015 CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards
• Adds updated news articles to help stimulate discussion on chapter content
• Updated instructor package including fully revised manual
• Updated and expanded powerpoint presentations
• Expanded information in the child maltreatment section on Child Advocacy Centers, Guardian ad litem, and Court Appointed Special Advocates
• A new child maltreatment case example and SMART plan
• Updated child welfare laws and policies