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A safe place for women : surviving domestic abuse and creating a successful futu
White, Kelly.
Adult Nonfiction HV6626 .W484 2010

Comments  Summary  Contents  Author Notes

Forewordp. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 - My Story: Surviving an Abusive Marriagep. 10
Chapter 2 - Surviving and Speaking Out: Building My Life Free from Violencep. 37
Chapter 3 - Defining the Problem of Domestic Abusep. 51
Historical Perspectivep. 54
The Victimsp. 61
Underreporting of Violence Against Womenp. 63
Indicators of an Abusive Relationshipp. 64
Battering and Child Abusep. 65
Battering and Alcohol and/or Drug Usep. 67
The Intersection Between Domestic Violence and Sexual Assaultp. 69
Chapter 4 - Generationsp. 72
Tracing the Roots of Violence in My Familyp. 73
Generational Patterns of Abusep. 82
Internalizing Empowerment, Both Individually and Organizationallyp. 83
Chapter 5 - Who Is at Risk?p. 85
Violence Against People with Physical and Developmental Disabilitiesp. 87
Violence Against Women During Pregnancyp. 92
Violence Against People with Mental Illnessp. 93
Battering in the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgendered (LGBT) Communitiesp. 96
Socioeconomic Factorsp. 98
Race and Ethnicityp. 99
Additional Factorsp. 101
Chapter 6 - Survivors: Much More than Former Victimsp. 103
Estrella Rochellip. 105
Donna Stockton-Hicksp. 109
Ed Born-Longp. 114
Kimberly Wissemanp. 118
Thomasina Tijerinap. 125
Chapter 7 - The Battererp. 135
Characteristics of a Battererp. 138
Batterer's-Intervention Programsp. 144
Institutional and Treatment Approaches to Batteringp. 146
Chapter 8 - The Youngest Survivors: Children and Domestic Violencep. 149
Psychosocial Characteristics of Children Living in Homes with Domestic Violencep. 150
The Long-Term Impact of Domestic Violence on Childrenp. 153
Battered Women as Perpetrators of Child Abusep. 155
Children as Perpetratorsp. 156
Supporting Childrenp. 156
Child Custody and Domestic Violencep. 157
Children and Teens: Learning New Behaviorsp. 159
Chapter 9 - Sheltersp. 162
Why a Battered-Women's Shelter?p. 163
Making the Call for Helpp. 165
Safety Planning Firstp. 166
Admission to the Shelterp. 170
Communal Livingp. 171
Sheltering Women and Children with Multiple Issuesp. 172
Shelter for People with Specific Ethnicities, Religions, or Disabilitiesp. 173
Building a Shelter from the Ground Upp. 174
Shelter and Petsp. 178
Maintaining a Safe and Secure Shelter Facilityp. 179
Empowering Women to Help Themselvesp. 181
Defining Successp. 183
Chapter 10 - Beyond Shelterp. 185
Supportive-Housing Programsp. 188
Counseling Programsp. 193
Additional Servicesp. 196
Chapter 11 - Lessons Learned from Survivorsp. 203
The Importance of Being Believedp. 204
The Awareness That No One Is Alonep. 205
The Healing Power of Telling One's Storyp. 206
The Resiliency of Survivorsp. 207
The Gift of Fearp. 207
The Expertise of Survivors on Their Own Livesp. 208
The Ability to Move Beyond Victimizationp. 209
Chapter 12 - Building Alliancesp. 210
Blending Culturesp. 211
Informal Alliancesp. 214
Working Together to Change and Improve the Systemp. 216
Effective Partnering to Assist the Needyp. 217
Providing Organizational Leadershipp. 220
Partnering with School Districtsp. 222
Chapter 13 - Lessons Learned Through Leading Domestic-Violence Programsp. 226
Stay Focused on the Missionp. 228
Remain Customer Drivenp. 229
Keep the Board Leadership Engagedp. 230
Recruit the Right Teamp. 232
Manage for the Best Among Us Rather than the Worst Among Usp. 234
Attend to the Business of the Agencyp. 235
Work Toward a Vision for the Futurep. 238
Be Nimblep. 239
Remember That It Really Is All about the Money-Raising It, Spending It, Stewarding Itp. 241
Be a Leaderp. 243
Chapter 14 - Our Work Isn't Donep. 248
Teen-Dating Violence-Prevention Programsp. 250
Men as Alliesp. 254
Elevating Women and Girlsp. 255
Ending Violence One Person at a Timep. 256
Notesp. 259
Resourcesp. 267
Indexp. 272

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