Domestic Violence Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

Health Reference Series

Domestic Violence Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

Web Price: $85.00

Victims of domestic violence include both women and men and people of every age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and economic level. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), an estimated 10 million people each year (and one in every three women and one in every four men during their lifetime) will experience physical violence in the hands of their intimate partners. One in seven women and one in eighteen men have been stalked, and one in six women has experienced an attempted or completed rape. Many of those caught in the cycle of domestic violence feel isolated and powerless and do not know the avenues of help available to them.

Domestic Violence Sourcebook, Fifth Edition offers information to victims of domestic violence and to those who care about them. It defines domestic abuse, describes the risk factors for abuse, and offers tips for recognizing abuse. It describes the different types of abuse, including rape, physical violence, emotional and verbal abuse, stalking, and human trafficking. Information about abuse in specific populations—including the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities, immigrant communities, teen and elder populations, and within the military—is also included. In addition, the book discusses tips for building healthy relationships and intervening in abusive situations, and it offers detailed guidelines for managing emergency situations, protecting oneself before, during, and after a separation from an abuser, navigating the legal system, and preventing workplace violence. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and directories of resources for additional help and information.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part I: Facts about Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Harass­ment provides basic information about what domestic violence is, the prevalence of domestic violence, which characteristics and situations place victims at risk, and how victims, abusers, and those wanting to help can identify abuse. It also explains what stalking and sexual harassment are and what victims can do to increase their safety and end the cycle of abuse.

Part II: Intimate Partner Abuse discusses the different types of inti­mate partner abuse and their physical, emotional, and socioeconomic effects. It also describes the effect domestic violence has on children exposed to it and discusses the co-occurrence of child abuse and inti­mate partner abuse.

Part III: Abuse in Specific Populations provides information about child abuse, abuse of men, elder abuse, and abuse in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population. It describes the special issues involved when the abuse occurs within the military and school, when the abuser is a police officer, or when the abuse occurs within the immigrant community. Digital dating abuse is also discussed in detail. The part concludes with a discussion of human trafficking and the types of assistance available to its victims.

Part IV: Preventing and Intervening in Domestic Violence explains how to recognize and build healthy relationships. It also discusses how par­ents, caretakers, friends, healthcare providers, and others can intervene in cases of abuse, and it describes measures employers can take to prevent violence in the workplace. Information on how the legal system can help is also provided.

Part V: Emergency Management, Moving Out, and Moving On discusses why victims stay with their abusers and details what victims will need to know if they decide to leave. It explains the steps involved in calling the police, preserving and collecting evidence. It describes the sources of help available to victims of domestic abuse and offers suggestions for safety planning, safeguarding children, and pro­tecting pets. It also provides detailed information about internet safety and identity protection and describes how to navigate the legal system.

Part VI: Additional Help and Information includes a glossary of terms related to domestic violence and directories of resources offering ad­ditional help and support, including domestic violence hotlines, child abuse reporting numbers, and programs offering shelter for pets of domestic violence victims.

 

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Includes access to Health Reference Series Online.
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
  • Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts