Youth & Policy
This book reminds us of the pervasiveness and complexity 0f the problem of domestic violence and child protection both nationally and internationally. It brings together perspectives from practitioners and researchers and tackles the difficult question of how to respond simultaneously to the needs of adults (primarily women) experiencing domestic violence as well as those of their children... This book makes an important contribution to many areas of professional practice and deserves to be widely read by those working in, or students of, social work, youth work, health and social care, education, the police and other front line services, the family courts and so on.
Schi Tech Book News
Thirteen contributions from international academics and practitioners offer practical guidance for those working with children living with domestic violence. The first two chapters provide an overview of the relationship between domestic violence and child protection services, primarily in the UK. Other topics include (for example) prevention programs, perpetrator assessment, an the use of research to develop practice in child protection and child care.
Journal of Social Work Practice
This book provides an excellent overview of the subject and achieves its aims of linking the two discourses into an integrated picture.
Book in general provides an excellent overview of this vital area.
As someone offering interventions to men who have perpetrated domestic violence, I welcome this book and its commitment to promoting properly resourced, coordinated multi-agency disciplinary work in this complex area. Using international examples, it provides an up-to-date review of the evidence base in relation to how domestic violence impacts on children, the systems needed to protect women and children, plus approaches to working with male perpetrators. A core message from this useful book is that good practice needs to take seriously, and seek to increase, the safety of women (mostly) and children living with domestic violence, respond to their separate needs and also address the perpetrator's violence. Insights are also provided into the wide diversity of violence within families and the importance of careful assessments and interventions.' - Professional Social Work 'Humphreys and Stanley have here produced an authoritative multi-faceted and challenging work... It has much to offer both practitioners and managers who grapple with the complex arena of domestic violence and child protection, providing both theoretical grounding and applicable practice advice. The introduction is a must, setting out the contemporary landscape in which these issues are addressed and reminding us that our minimum requirement is not merely to `do no harm' but actively to increase safety and accountability. What follows is a sequence of recommendations from multi-agency practice, adult and child survivor experience and engagement with perpetrators'.
Much was familiar, but to read one coherent narrative was immensely powerful.