For more than two centuries, Kentucky women have fought for the right to vote, own property, control their wages, and be safe at home and in the workplace. Tragically, many of these women’s voices have been silenced by abuse and violence. In Violence against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform, Carol E. Jordan chronicles the stories of those who have led the legislative fight for the last four decades to protect women from domestic violence, rape, stalking, and related crimes.
The story of Kentucky’s legislative reforms is a history of substantial toil, optimism, advocacy, and ...Read More
Violence against women has been studied in thousands of research articles and books across multiple disciplines. The extraordinary range of subtopics alone makes it difficult for clinicians, teachers, and researchers to form a coherent picture of the phenomena.
Women and Victimization: Contributing Factors, Interventions, and Implications is the first book to comprehensively examine and integrate a vast and diverse literature base, drawing from divergent findings to reveal a picture of complexity and of intertwining risk and resilience factors. Why do some women develop serious mental health problems after victimization, like PTSD or depression, whereas others survive seemingly unscathed? Is depression ...Read More
This training manual synthesizes the clinical and research literature on victims, offenders, and child witnesses, and uses the empirical evidence to provide generalist clinicians with manageable, concrete guidance for providing care in these cases. Each chapter begins with a summary of the issues to be covered and an outline of the specific topics to be discussed, and ends with a recap and list of questions for practitioners in training.
The authors offer expertise in forensic psychology, victimization, and substance abuse; they discuss the clinical, legal, and ethical complexities that violence against women brings to the mental health practice environment.
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