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Social Work and Family Violence

SKU# 9780826111326

Theories, Assessment, and Intervention

Author: Joan McClennen PhD

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Description 

To competently serve families, social work students must understand the theories and issues surrounding family violence. This innovative textbook comprehensively discusses three types of family violence: child abuse and maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse.

Discussions on assessments and interventions are provided for the adult victims of family violence, adult survivors of child abuse, child witnesses of domestic violence, adolescent victims of dating violence, elderly victims, and perpetrators of abuse. Assessment procedures and evidence-based treatments are also discussed. This book also covers a broad range of vulnerable populations and addresses their needs for particular services, legislative action, and strategies for effective intervention. The book meets the criteria of the Council on Social Work Education with its focus on ethics, populations-at-risk, and diversity.

Intended for both bachelor's- and master's-level social work students, this text includes a variety of features such as case studies from real-life stories of family violence in every chapter, key terms, discussion questions, and more.

Key topics:

  • Court structures and procedures, specialized court services for families experiencing violence, investigative interviewing, and social workers' roles within the judicial system
  • Identifying and investigating child maltreatment, discussing symptoms and consequences, child interviewing, ethical dilemmas of mandated reporting, and the foster care system
  • Intimate partner violence, including theoretical perspectives, laws and policies, financial costs, learned helplessness, the battered woman syndrome, orders of protection, mandatory arrest, and more
  • Elder abuse, including an overview of theories, assessments, risk factors, Adult Protective Services, caregiver interventions, and more

Instructor's Guide:
Available as an electronic file, the instructor's guide features a sample syllabus suitable for a Family Violence course. It also features chapter objectives, questions (multiple choice, true/false, and discussion) and answers, and PowerPoint slides for each chapter. Qualified instructors may contact us to receive the files. To request a copy, please email textbook@springerpub.com.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date February 08, 2010
  • Page Count 368
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826111326
  • EISBN 9780826111333

About The Author(s) 

Joan C. McClennen, PhD, MSW,

is Full Professor, Missouri State University School of Social Work. Prior to her academic career, Dr. McClennen held counseling and administrative positions in the areas of child abuse, mental health, and children’s services. She authored the first edition of

Social Work and Family Violence

and co-edited

A Professional’s Guide to Understanding Gay and Lesbian Domestic Violence

. She contributed chapters to various social work textbooks including the

Handbook of Research with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations

;

Social Work Practice with Children and Families

;

Family Health Social Work Practice

;

Strategies to Overcome Oppression and Discrimination for Marginalized Groups

; and

Family Health in Social Work Practice

. Her articles appear in numerous professional journals such as the

Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services

,

Family Therapy, College Student Journal,

and

Research on Social Work Practice.

She has made presentations at local, state, national, and international conferences. These writings and presentations are combined with her service on behalf of social justice for vulnerable populations.

Table of Contents 

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY VIOLENCE

CHAPTER 2: INTRODUCTION TO CHILD MALTREATMENT

CHAPTER 3: IDENTIFYING AND INVESTIGATING CHILD MALTREATMENT

CHAPTER 4: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND CHILD MALTREATMENT

CHAPTER 5: CONSEQUENCES OF CHILD MALTREATMENT AND CONTINUUM OF CARE

CHAPTER 6: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION IN CHILD MALTREATMENT

CHAPTER 7: INTRODUCTION TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

CHAPTER. 8. DYNAMICS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

CHAPTER. 9: THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

CHAPTER 10: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION WITH VICTIMS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

CHAPTER 11: CHILD WITNESSES OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

CHAPTER 12: PERPETRATORS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

CHAPTER 13: INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AMONG DIVERSE AND AT-RISK POPULATIONS

CHAPTER 14: INTRODUCTION TO ELDER ABUSE

CHAPTER 15: IDENTIFYING AND INVESTIGATING ELDER ABUSE

CHAPTER 16: ELDER ABUSE ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION

CHAPTER 17: PREVENTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE