Almost every mental health professional is faced with evaluating individuals and families involved in domestic violence, including child abuse and neglect, incest, battering, elder abuse, and psychological abuse. This valuable resource explains how to determine if family violence is occurring, and assess future risk. It also covers specialized issues, such as assessing children who have witnessed marital violence, adolescents engaging in incest, and adult incest survivors.
Table of Contents
GENERAL ISSUES.; Current Issues in the Assessment of Family Violence: An Update (R. Ammerman & M. Hersen).; Clinical Issues in the Assessment of Family Violence Involving Children (J. Fantuzzo, et al.).; Clinical Issues in the Assessment of Partner Violence (K. O'Leary & C. Murphy).; Legal and Systems Issues in the Assessment of Family Violence Involving Children (S. Azar & C. Soysa).; Legal and Systems Issues in the Assessment of Family Violence Involving Adults (R. Thyfault).; EPIDEMIOLOGY.; Epidemiology of Family Violence Involving Children (J. Haugaard).; Epidemiology of Intimate Partner Violence and Other Family Violence Involving Adults (R. Bachman).; TYPES OF FAMILY VIOLENCE.; Child Physical Abuse (D. Hansen, et al.).; Child Neglect (R. Gershater--Molko & J. Lutzker).; Incest in Young Children (L. Damon & J. Card).; Extrafamilial Child Sexual Abuse (S. McLeer & M. Rose).; Woman Battering (D. Saunders).; Elder Abuse and Neglect (R. Adelman, et al.).; Psychological Maltreatment of Children (P. Berlin & J. Vondra).; Psychological Maltreatment of Women (R. Tolman, et al.).; SPECIAL ISSUES.; Child Witnesses of Domestic Violence (M. Sudermann & P. Jaffe).; Adolescent Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse (W. Murphy & I. Page).; Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse (S. Gold & L. Brown).; Indexes.