Violent Partners: A Breakthrough Plan for Ending the Cycle of Abuse

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Basic Books, Sep 29, 2009 - Psychology - 320 pages
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In this groundbreaking book, Linda Mills—feminist, scholar, activist, and survivor—challenges the prevailing orthodoxies and maps out a plan to change domestic abuse treatment programs. Drawing on case studies and research from her abuse prevention programs, Mills reveals that intimate abuse is far more complex than we realize, and develops a program for healing that engages everyone caught up in a violent dynamic. Essential reading for therapists, couples, public health experts, and members of the criminal justice system, Violent Partners outlines a breakthrough approach to a major social problem.
 

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From the establishment of the first shelter (1974) to the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (1994), domestic violence has become a more visible social problem. Mills, a lawyer and social ... Read full review

Contents

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Title Page
PART ONE A New Voice
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BATTERED WOMENS MOVEMENT
ENLARGING THE FRAME
PART TWO A New Understanding
WHERE DOES INTIMATE ABUSE COME FROM?
THE DYNAMICS OF INTIMATE ABUSE
PART THREE New Approaches
THE NEW GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT
THE POWER OF THE GROUP
PART FOUR A New Vision
HEALING CIRCLES
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Index

SITUATIONAL COUPLE VIOLENCE

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Linda G. Mills, JD, PhD, is Founder of the Center on Violence and Recovery at New York University. She has appeared on Oprah and The O'Reilly Factor and has been featured in the Boston Globe, New York Times Magazine, and more. She lives in New York City.

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