Working Systematically with Families with Intimate Partner Violence (Chapter 24 in Wiley Handbook of What Works in Child Maltreatment: An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention in Child Protection).
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This chapter describes a safety methodology for safe therapeutic practice with individuals, couples, and families in the “Reading Safer Families” family violence intervention project. It outlines and explains how the program uses a systemic approach to help family members stop the violence, and where possible, to repair relationships. The chapter then outlines contra-indicators for relationship therapy. 18 references. (Author abstract modified)
safety assessment; family violence; child abuse; spouse abuse; family relationships; risk factors; COUPLE THERAPY; FAMILY THERAPY