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Parenting by Men Who Batter : New Directions for Assessment and Intervention - Jeffrey L. Edleson

Parenting by Men Who Batter

New Directions for Assessment and Intervention

By: Jeffrey L. Edleson (Editor), Oliver J. Williams (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 2006
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What is the best way to work with fathers who have a history of abusive behavior? This question is among the thorniest that social service and criminal justice professionals must deal with in their careers, and in this essential new work Jeffrey L. Edleson, Oliver J. Williams, and a group of international colleagues examine the host of equally difficult issues that surround it.
Beginning with the voices of mothers and fathers who speak about men's contact with and parenting of their children, the authors then examine court and mental health services perspectives on how much involvement violent men should have in their children's lives. The second half of the book showcases programs such as the Boston-based Fathering After Violence initiative and the Caring Dads program in Canada, which introduce non-abusive parenting concepts and skills to batterers and have developed useful guidelines for intervention with these fathers.
Visionary but also practical, Parenting by Men Who Batter distills the most relevant policy issues, research findings, and practice considerations for those who coordinate batterer programs or work with families, the courts, and the child welfare system. It guides professionals in understanding men who batter, assessing their parenting skills, making decisions about custody and visitation, and modeling treatment programs that engage fathers in their children's lives while maximizing safety.

"As a senior policy analyst in the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, working on issues of domestic violence and child maltreatment for many years, I have come to believe that we must pay a lot more attention than we have to fathers who batter and the various ways their behavior affects their children. Given my experience, this book by Edleson and Williams is most timely and welcome. They have assembled a group of important chapters that provide very useful policy and practice perspectives that can advance our ability to keep children safe in families without violence and destructive control. Parenting by Men Who Batter tackles critical and cutting edge issues."-- Jerry Silverman, co-editor of Children Exposed to Violence "This book breathes the fresh air of hope and reason into an old debateIt provides a unique and concise integration of findings from both research and practice. It summarizes the relevant research about abusive men as parents as well as the effects of domestic violence on children. Just as importantly, it clues us into the perspectives of mothers, fathers, and children who experience domestic violence and tells us what they want Beyond this, the book shows how men with histories of domestic violence can be helped to become better parents in ways that are safe and responsible to the needs of children and their mothers."-- David Adams, Ed.D., Co-Director, Emerge, and Facilitator, Responsible Fatherhood Program at Emerge "As a senior policy analyst in the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, working on issues of domestic violence and child maltreatment for many years, I have come to believe that we must pay a lot more attention than we have to fathers who batter and the various ways their behavior affects their children. Given my experience, this book by Edleson and Williams is most timely and welcome. They have assembled a group of important chapters that provide very useful policy and practice perspectives that can advance our ability to keep children safe in families without violence and destructive control. Parenting by Men Who Batter tackles critical and cutting edge issues."-- Jerry Silverman, co-editor of Children Exposed to Violence "This book breathes the fresh air of hope and reason into an old debateIt provides a unique and concise integration of findings from both research and practice. It summarizes the relevant research about abusive men as parents as well as the effects of domestic violence on children. Just as importantly, it clues us into the perspectives of mothers, fathers, and children who experience domestic violence and tells us what they want Beyond this, the book shows how men with histories of domestic violence can be helped to become better parents in ways that are safe and responsible to the needs of children and their mothers."-- David Adams, Ed.D., Co-Director, Emerge, and Facilitator, Responsible Fatherhood Program at Emerge

1: Jeffrey L. Edleson and Oliver J. Williams: Introduction: Involving Men Who Batter in Their Children's Lives 2: Shared Parenting After Abuse: Battered Mothers' Perspectives on Parenting After Dissolution of a Relationship Chapter Inserts: Fathers' Voices on Parenting and Violence: Tricia Bent-Goodley and Oliver J. Williams: 3: Peter G. Jaffe and Claire V. Crooks: Assessing the Best Interests of the Child: Visitation and Custody in Cases of Domestic Violence 4: Betsy McAlister Groves, Patricia Van Horn, and Alicia F. Lieberman: Deciding on Fathers' Involvement in Their Children's Treatment After Domestic Violence 5: Einat Peled and Guy Peel: A Conceptual Framework for Intervening in the Parenting of Men Who Batter 6: Katreena L. Scott, Karen J. Francis, Claire V. Crooks, Michelle Paddon, and David A. Wolfe: Guidelines for Intervention With Abusive Fathers 7: Juan Carlos Arean and Lonna Davis: Working With Fathers in Batterer Intervention Programs: Lessons From the Fathering After Violence Project 8: Ricardo Cardillo and Jerry Tello: Latino Fathers in Recovery 9: Cris M. Sullivan: Evaluating Parenting Programs for Men Who Batter: Current Considerations and Controversies

ISBN: 9780195309034
ISBN-10: 0195309030
Series: Interpersonal Violence
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st December 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.4