In this groundbreaking book, Linda Millsfeminist, scholar, activist, and survivorchallenges the prevailing orthodoxies and maps out a plan to change domestic abuse treatment programs. Drawing on case studies and research from her abuse prevention programs, Mills reveals that intimate abuse is far more complex than we realize, and develops a program for healing that engages everyone caught up in a violent dynamic. Essential reading for therapists, couples, public health experts, and members of the criminal justice system, Violent Partners outlines a breakthrough approach to a major social problem.
Intro Contents Author's Note Introduction PART I A New Voice 1. MY PERSONAL ENCOUNTERS WITH INTIMATE VIOLENCE 2. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BATTERED WOMEN'S MOVEMENT Enormous Strides and Unexpected Consequences 3. ENLARGING THE FRAME Complicating Our Perspectives on Severe Abuse PART II A New Understanding 4. THE ANATOMY OF INTIMATE ABUSE 5. WHERE DOES INTIMATE ABUSE COME FROM? 6. THE DYNAMICS OF INTIMATE ABUSE 7. SITUATIONAL COUPLE VIOLENCE 8. THINKING BEYOND LABELS The Odiernos and the Woodses PART III New Approaches 9. COUPLES COUNSELING 10. THE NEW GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT SAFE and Violence Anonymous 11. THE POWER OF THE GROUP PART IV A New Vision 12. MY POLITICAL ENCOUNTERS WITH INTIMATE ABUSE 13. HEALING CIRCLES 14. PEACEMAKING CIRCLES Conclusion: Ending the Cycle of Abuse Acknowledgments Resources Notes Bibliography Index.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.