Helping Battered Women : New Perspectives and Remedies


Helping Battered Women : New Perspectives and Remedies



Edited by Albert R. Roberts.

Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Diance C. Dwyer: Domestic violence and woman battering : theories and practice implications.

Provides the most current, empirically-based and realistic overview of policies and intervention methods, combining a rich array of perspectives by professors and scholars in the fields of social work, criminology, and clinical psychology. The book focuses on a full range of policies and programs which include case management service models, 24-hour hotlines and crisis intervention programs, social worker-police collaboration, mandated arrest of batterers, electronic technology, and group/play therapy for the children of battered women, methods which are all effective in breaking the inter-generational cycle of abuse.



Publication Date


Publication Information

New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.

xvi, 247 p. ; 24 cm.


Social Work


Social Work


Located in Drake Library at: HV1445 H387 1996

CONTENTS: Introduction : myths and realities regarding battered women / Albert R. Roberts -- Social action for battered women / Susan E. Roche and Pam J. Sadoski -- A comparative analysis of incarcerated battered women and a community sample of battered women / Albert R. Roberts -- Social work and criminal justice responses to elder abuse in New York City / Patricia Brownell -- Domestic violence and woman battering : theories and practice implications / Diane C. Dwyer ... [et al.] -- Police responses to battered women : past, present, and future Court responses to battered women / Albert R. Roberts --The criminalization of woman battering : planned change experiences in New York State / Lisa A. Frisch and Joseph M. Caruso -- Battered women, homicide, and the legal system / Mindy B. Mechanic -- Shelter-based crisis intervention with battered women / Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Cheryl Resnick, and Nora B. Krause -- Children of battered women : research, programs, and services / Bonnie E. Carlson -- Mental health interventions with battered women / Patricia A. Petretic-Jackson and Thomas Jackson -- The false connection between adult domestic violence and alcohol / Theresa M. Zubretsky and Karla M. Digirolamo -- Latina battered women : barriers to service delivery and cultural considerations / Gloria Bonilla-Santiago -- Epilogue : helping battered women / Ann A. Abbott.