Domestic Violence and Family Safety: A systemic approach to working with violence in families
The authors outline their approach to these complex issues based on their eight years of joint experience in the Reading Safer Families project. They draw from a broad field of family psychology and systemic psychotherapy to distil the theories, methods and techniques most helpful to practitioners working in modern public and voluntary agencies. Their systemic approach to issues of risk, responsibility and collaboration provides a coherent framework within which to integrate practice. The book also provides a practice orientated and detailed approach to risk assessment, risk management and family reunification.
This book will be of interest to practitioners in clinical and educational psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatry, probation, health visiting, counselling and psychotherapy, who work with individuals living in intimate relationships where violence may be of concern, and also to practice supervisors, trainers, trainees and students in these disciplines.
Chapter 1 Family violence and the systemic approach to interventions.
Chapter 2 Family safety and the therapeutic process.
Chapter 3 The culture of language and violence.
Chapter 4 Reflection and collaboration in the therapeutic process.
Chapter 5 Children as victims, witnesses and survivors.
Chapter 6 Adults as victims and witnesses.
Chapter 7 Therapeutic Interventions and the legal process.
Chapter 8 Professional issues, supervision and working in the territory.
Appendix Contraindications for therapeutic work.