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Domestic Violence in the LGBT Community

Betty Jo Barrett.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 16847 words.

Since the mid 1980s, a growing body of theoretical and empirical literature has examined the existence of intimate partner violence (IPV) in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...

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Intimate Partner Violence

Bonnie E. Carlson.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 3764 words.

Intimate partner violence—physical, emotional, or sexual abuse experienced in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships—has emerged as a significant and complex social problem warranting...

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Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse

Jill Theresa Messing.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Gender and Sexuality; Social Policy and Advocacy; Social Justice and Human Rights. 7884 words.

Intimate partner violence—the continual and systematic exercise of power and control within an intimate relationship that often also includes physical and sexual violence—has emerged as a...

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Juvenile Justice: Juvenile and Family Courts

Mark Ezell.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Child and Adolescent Social Work; Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Poverty; Social Justice and Human Rights. 6342 words.

This section defines and discusses the jurisdictions of the juvenile and family courts as well as their influences on social work practice. The history of the court, several interpretations...

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Sexual Assault

Judy L. Postmus.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Direct Practice and Clinical Social Work; Gender and Sexuality; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment. 2715 words.

Sexual assault or rape affects millions of women and men in the United States; however, it is only in the last 30 years that it is being considered a social problem. During this period,...

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Violence

Sheara A. Williams.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Couple and Family Social Work; Criminal Justice; Human Behaviour and the Social Environment; Mental and Behavioural Health; Social Justice and Human Rights. 3651 words.

Violence is a serious social issue that affects millions of individuals, families, and communities every year. It transcends across racial, age, gender, and socioeconomic groups, and is...

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