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Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse : Tackling the Health and Mental Health Effects - Catherine Itzin

Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse

Tackling the Health and Mental Health Effects

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Published: 29th September 2010
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Domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, and sexual exploitation through prostitution, pornography and trafficking can have many significant adverse impacts on a survivor's health and wellbeing, in the short, medium and long-term.

Taking a life-course approach, the book explores what is known about appropriate treatment responses to those who have experienced, and those who perpetrate, domestic and sexual violence and abuse. The book also examines key factors that are important in understanding how and why different groups experience heightened risks of domestic and sexual violence and abuse, namely: gender and sexuality; race and culture; disability; and abuse by professionals.

Drawing together results from specially commissioned research, the views of experts by experience, experts by profession and the published research literature, the book argues that sufficient is already known to delineate an appropriate public health framework, encompassing primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, to successfully tackle the important public health issue represented by domestic and sexual violence and abuse. Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse equips health and social care professionals and services to identify and respond to the needs of affected individuals with a view to the prevention and early intervention.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Disclaimerp. x
Dedicationp. xi
List of authorsp. xii
List of illustrationsp. xiii
List of acronymsp. xv
Setting the scenep. 1
Introduction: the Victims of Violence and Abuse Prevention Programme (VVAPP) and its workp. 3
Violence and abuse through the life-coursep. 19
Across the life-coursep. 21
Violence and abuse through the life-course: the importance of childhoodp. 32
Across the life-course: youth, young people and adolescencep. 59
Violence and abuse across the life-course: adultsp. 72
Addressing inequalitiesp. 97
Gender and sexualityp. 99
Race and culturep. 114
Asian and minority women, domestic violence and mental health: the experience of Southall Black Sistersp. 114
Violence, agencies and South Asian womenp. 123
Violence, abuse and disabled peoplep. 132
Learning-disabled adults and childrenp. 132
Physically disabled womenp. 139
Disabled childrenp. 147
Abuse by professionalsp. 157
Tackling sexual and domestic violence and abuse: moving towards improved prevention and early interventionp. 171
Conclusions and implications for research, policy and practicep. 173
UK Government policy initiatives in relation to violence and abusep. 184
Delphi questionsp. 189
Views on specific theoretical models and therapeutic approaches: percentage of Delphi experts who find particular approaches helpful, by programme areap. 191
Referencesp. 194
Indexp. 220
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ISBN: 9780415555326
ISBN-10: 0415555329
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 29th September 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1