Domestic violence affects all areas of social work. This book shows how social workers can intervene in everyday practice with victims, their families and perpetrators of domestic abuse. It provides students with knowledge of theory, research and policy to put directly in practice across a variety of legal and service-user contexts.
Topics covered include:
The policy and legal context
Working with women
Working with men
Each chapter begins with a case study and concludes with reflective questions to highlight practice dilemmas and challenge students to reflect critically. Further reading from a rich range of sources guides readers to expand their knowledge.
This book will be valuable reading for students studying domestic violence, child protection, and family social work, as well as practitioners of Social Work.
Introduction: Key Concepts in Social Work and Domestic Violence Naming and Framing Domestic Violence: Engaging with Complexity Contemporary Legal and Policy Contexts Practices with Women Children and Domestic Violence: Complexities in Responding to the Statutory Duty to Protect Practices with Men in the Domestic Violence Context Multi-Agency Work: Collaborating for Women's and Children's Safety Concluding Reflections