This timely volume provides accurate, up-to-date information on all phases of domestic violence, from root causes to prevention and education.
Domestic violence is put in historical context as a pervasive problem in most societies. The aspects discussed in Domestic Violence include myths and statistics, effects of domestic violence on children, important legal cases and court actions, programs for victims and abusers, and a state-by-state directory of leading agencies and organizations.
The book deals primarily with the issue of male violence against women, though it also contains information on same-sex battering, elder abuse, abuse of the disabled, and abuse of men by women. This work is an indispensable reference work for students, teachers, shelter staffs, and legislators, as well as social workers and mental health professionals.
Margi Laird McCue is president of McCue and Associates, a consulting firm specializing in programs and resource development for the prevention of domestic violence, and serves on the Oregon State Domestic Violence Council.
Reviews "This relatively inexpensive volume is a cornucopia of information."—Choice
"The organization, writing style, and format ... make this informative book accessible to high school students."—School Library Journal