Preventing Violence in the Home

Karel Kurst-Swanger and Jacqueline L. Petcosky

in Violence in the Home

Published in print May 2003 | ISBN: 9780195165180
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864966 | DOI:
 Preventing Violence in the Home

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This chapter explores the prevention of family violence by examining systemic issues, prevention ideology, the roles of various professional groups in prevention and education, and the role of technology. Systemic issues discussed include the fragmentation of intervention systems, the lack of strength-based models, conflict between professionals in the delivery of services, and the lack of evaluation of various policy and service models. The chapter explores how educators, policy makers, employers, and the mass media can specifically contribute to prevention and how technology is being applied in various ways to improve victims' protection and safety. It includes a discussion of how people can get involved to work toward solutions to the problem of violence in the home.

Keywords: violence prevention; strength-based models; education; abuse prevention; intervention; victim protection technology

Chapter.  12050 words. 

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