Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System


| home | about us | what's new | publications | services | research | contact us | conference | site map | employment |


cover

Protecting Children from Domestic Violence

Strategies for Community Intervention


Edited by Peter Jaffe, Linda Baker & Alison Cunningham (2004)
The impact on children of domestic violence has received increasing attention, but awareness of the problem has not always translated into public action. This forward-thinking volume brings together leading mental health, legal, educational, and social services professionals from the U.S. and Canada to demonstrate how the problem of violence in the home can best be mitigated through community collaboration. The book provides an understanding of the effects of childhood exposure to domestic violence; considers the most promising assessment approaches; and examines specific interventions with victims and offenders, ranging from individual and group approaches to broader efforts involving schools, police, courts, and the media. Also addressed are the complexity of working with families from diverse cultural backgrounds and the often-ignored subject of how to enhance the roles of fathers in their children's lives.

Part 1: Introduction to the Problem

Purpose and Overview (Jaffe, Baker, Cunningham)

Should Childhood Exposure to Adult Domestic Violence Be Defined as Child Maltreatment under the Law? (Edleson)

Young Children Exposed to Adult Domestic Violence: Incidence, Assessment, and Intervention (Rossman, Rea, Graham-Bermann, Butterfield)

Group Intervention with Abusive Male Adolescents (Davis)

Part 2: Individual- and Group-Level Responses

Fostering Resilient Coping in Children Exposed to Violence: Cultural Considerations (Graham-Bermann, Halabu)

Safety Planning for Abused Women and Their Children (Hardesty, Campbell)

Assessing Abusers' Risks to Children (Bancroft, Silverman)

Fatherhood and Domestic Violence: Exploring the Role of Abusive Men in the Lives of Their Children (Williams, Boggess, Carter)

Part 3: System-Level Responses

The Ethnic Media Outreach Project: 'Canada Is a Country for Women' (Kamateros)

Police in the Lives of Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Collaborative Approaches to Intervention (Berkman, Casey, Berkowitz, Marans)

The Role of Family Courts in Domestic Violence: The Canadian Experience (Shaffer, Bala)

The Role of Family Courts in Domestic Violence: The U.S. Experience (Dunford-Jackson)

The Fourth R: Developing Healthy Relationships through School-Based Interventions (Jaffe, Wolfe, Crooks, Hughes, Baker)

Part 4: Conclusions

Future Directions in Ending Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children (Baker, Cunningham, Jaffe)

Contributors

Linda Baker, Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System, London Family Court Clinic, London, Ontario

Nicholas Bala, Faculty of Law, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

Lundy Bancroft, private practice, Northampton, MA

Miriam Berkman, Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Steven Berkowitz, Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Jacquelyn Boggess, The Center for Fathers, Families, and Public Policy, Madison, WI

Perry Butterfield, University of Colorado ealth Sciences Center, University of Colorado Hospital, Denver, CO

Jacquelyn Campbell, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Janet Carter, Family Violence Prevention Fund, San Francisco, CA

Robert Casey, Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Claire Crooks, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Alison Cunningham, Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System, London Family Court Clinic, London, Ontario

Diane Davis, Domestic Abuse Project, Minneapolis, MN

Billie Lee Dunford-Jackson, Family Violence Department, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Reno, NV

Jeffrey Edleson, Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

Sandra Graham-Bermann, Department of Psychology and Women's Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Hilda Halabu, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Jennifer Hardesty, Department of Human and Community Development, University of llinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

Ray Hughes, Thames Valley District School Board, London, Ontario

Peter Jaffe, Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System, London Family Court Clinic, London, Ontario

Melpa Kamateros, The Shield of Athena Family Services, Montreal, Quebec

Steven Marans, Child Study Center, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Jacqueline Rea, Department of Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO

B. B. Robbie Rossman (deceased), formerly at Department of Psychology, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Martha Shaffer, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Jay Silverman, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Oliver Williams, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota, St. Paul MN

David Wolfe, Department of Psychology, niversity of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Ordering

This volume may be purchased directly from Guilford Press or ordered from the Centre for $65.00 plus shipping and handling. Print off a copy of the publication order form for more information. All orders must be pre-paid. We accept credit card purchases.


| home | about us | what's new | publications | services | research | contact us | conference | site map |


www.lfcc.on.ca
© 2004-2013 Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System