Domestic Violence

Guidelines for Research-Informed Practice

There is growing concern that domestic violence has reached epidemic proportions. Existing services, developed by mental health professionals frequently have minimal impact on reducing either the frequency or severity of domestic violence. As a result, science-practitioners in this field have developed new clinical research programs to inform key practice issues and improve these services.

Domestic Violence: Guidelines for Research-Informed Practice describes recently developed intervention programs which have been shown to be effective for reducing the incidence, severity or impact of domestic violence in particular populations. It also features assessment programs that identify risk profiles of potential perpetrators and victims. The contributors present a comprehensive account of these cutting-edge approaches designed to enhance the quality and effectiveness of service initiatives in domestic violence.
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