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Understanding Family Violence

Treating and Preventing Partner, Child, Sibling and Elder Abuse

Understanding Family Violence by Vernon R. Wiehe
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This thorough exploration of the major types of family violence details the range of abusive behaviors perpetrated within family systems. Case vignettes effectively illustrate these events, and the victims' experiences and perceptions of the abuse.Chapters delineate: the reasons why various types of abuse continue to occur; how different types of violent behavior may be treated; and suggestions for prevention. In addition, the author provides definitions of terms, summaries, valuable references and additional suggested readings.
SAGE Publications; July 1998
290 pages; ISBN 9781452264783
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Title: Understanding Family Violence
Author: Vernon R. Wiehe