Domestic violence affects all areas of social work. This book shows how social workers can intervene in everyday practice with victims, their families and perpetrators of domestic abuse. It provides students with knowledge of theory, research and policy to put directly in practice across a variety of legal and service-user contexts.
Topics covered include:
- Interprofessional collaboration
- The policy and legal context
- Working with women
- Working with men
Each chapter begins with a case study and concludes with reflective questions to highlight practice dilemmas and challenge students to reflect critically. Further reading from a rich range of sources guides readers to expand their knowledge.
This book will be valuable reading for students studying domestic violence, child protection, and family social work, as well as practitioners of Social Work.
SAGE Publications; February 2013
- ISBN: 9781446275412
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Social Work and Domestic Violence
- Author: Lesley Laing; Cathy Humphreys; Kate Cavanagh
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
In The Press
'A clear overview of social work practice with domestic violence. There is a good balance between theory and practice in the chapters, and all of the theory presented is incredibly important for good practice' -
Aisha Hutchinson, University of Bedfordshire and University of Southampton
'An excellent contribution to the evidence base. Each chapter provides pertinent information and guidance to practitioners across a range of contemporary domestic violence issues' -
Jan Breckenridge, University of New South Wales