Preparing Children for Court

Author: Lynn M. Copen
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452221952
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Preparing Children for Court and its accompanying workbooks will aid social workers, court educators, victim/witness specialists, law enforcement, therapists, and attorneys help children enter the justice system, understand the necessary elements of court rules and structure, and feel confident enough to testify truthfully. Finding Your Way This brief-easy-to-understand book explains what happens when a child discloses abuse and how various systems may respond to this disclosure, from investigation through prosecution or juvenile court involvement to therapy. Getting Ready for Court: Criminal Court Edition A fun, friendly first step in helping prepare primary-aged children to testify in criminal cases involving abuse. Getting Ready for court: Civil court Edition This child-friendly book is a first step in helping prepare primary aged children to testify in civil cases involving abuse.

Assessments in Forensic Practice

Author: Kevin D. Browne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118314557
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Assessments in Forensic Practice: A Handbook provides practical guidance in the assessment of the most frequently encountered offender subgroups found within the criminal justice system. Topics include: criminal justice assessments offenders with mental disorders family violence policy and practice

Getting Ready for Court

Author: Lynn M. Copen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761921850
Format: PDF, Docs
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A counterpart to the Getting Ready for Court: Criminal Court Edition workbook, this child-friendly book is a first step in helping prepare primary aged children to testify in civil cases involving abuse.

Working with Child Abuse and Neglect

Author: Vernon R. Wiehe
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452248680
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How do you intervene in abusive and neglectful families, or prevent maltreatment in families at risk? How can you find the answers you need in the overwhelming array of information now available? This volume helps readers focus by evaluating a wealth of references to current published literature and pinpointing the practical applications that put these findings into action. Condensing the explosion of information about child maltreatment into one provoking yet accessible primer, the author first offers an historical perspective on child maltreatment and an assessment of the scope of the problem. He then discusses theoretical perspectives for understanding the problem and specific treatment and prevention techniques. Informa

Family Law in Practice

Author: THE CITY LAW SCHOOL.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198754744
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This manual examines the key areas of family law most likely to be encountered in practice. Adopting a highly pragmatic approach, this manual offers invaluable practical guidance on preparing for hearings, writing opinions and handling witnesses, preparing and encouraging students to develop and practise their legal skills in a family law context.

The Batterer as Parent

Author: Lundy Bancroft
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412972051
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Moving beyond the narrow clinical perspective sometimes applied to viewing the emotional and developmental risks to battered children, The Batterer as Parent: Addressing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics, Second Edition offers a view that takes into account the complex ways in which a batterer’s abusive and controlling behaviors are woven into the fabric of daily life. This book is a guide for therapists, child protective workers, family and juvenile court personnel, and other human service providers in addressing the complex impact that batterers—specifically, male batterers of a domestic partner when there are children in the household—have on family functioning. In addition to providing an understanding of batterers as parents and family members, the book also supplies clearly delineated approaches to such practice issues as assessing risk to children (including perpetrating incest), parenting issues in child custody and visitation evaluation, and impact on children's therapeutic process and family functioning in child protective practice.

Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies

Author: Albert R. Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198034582
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Public awareness regarding the life-threatening nature and intense traumatic impact of domestic violence has substantially increased in the past decade. At the same time, dramatic changes have taken place regarding criminal justice and social work policies and practices applied to domestic violence intervention. And while the prevalence of domestic violence has declined slightly, national estimates still indicate that every year, approximately eight million women are abused, battered, stalked, or killed by their husbands, boyfriends, and other intimate partners. Featuring cutting-edge research and expert intervention strategies, the Handbook of Domestic Violence Intervention Strategies: Policies, Programs, and Legal Remedies is designed to prepare professionals to swiftly and compassionately meet the multiple needs of women and children who have suffered from domestic violence. This original and indispensable volume focuses on the numerous advances in legal remedies, program developments, treatment protocols, and multidisciplinary perspectives. It is a comprehensive guide to the latest research, public policies, and legal and criminal justice responses, covering federal and state legislation as well as trends in police and court responses to domestic violence. This is the first book to include court-based technology developments and new research related to the duration and intensity of woman battering. Highlighting actual cases and promising programs, the handbook also addresses important social work issues, including risk assessment protocols, a new five level continuum of woman battering, intervention methods, and treatment models. The book also examines the myriad legal issues and health problems facing the most neglected and vulnerable battered women. Written by expert practitioners and leading scholars in the field, the book's 23 chapters provide rich insights into the complexities and challenges of addressing domestic violence. This timely and definitive handbook is recommended for students, clinicians, policy makers, and researchers in the fields of social work, victim services, criminal justice, hospital administration, mental health counseling, public health, pastoral counseling, law enforcement. In fact, this volume is a critical resource for all helping professionals who are assisting abused women in escaping and remaining free from violent relationships.

Handbook of Forensic Mental Health with Victims and Offenders

Author: David W. Springer, PhD, LCSW
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826101136
Format: PDF, ePub
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! Together for the first time; all your forensic social work best practice needs in one volume! "...a vitally important addition to this emerging and essential body of knowledge. This compelling publication places between two covers a broad collection of informative, original essays on core issues in forensic social work. This engaging volume offers readers keen insights into forensic practice related to child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, suicide, psychiatric care and mental illness, juvenile justice, adult corrections, addictions, trauma, and restorative justice." --from the foreword by Frederic G. Reamer, School of Social Work, Rhode Island College From expert testimony advice to treating HIV-positive incarcerated women, this handbook contains the most current research and tested field practices for child welfare through adulthood in the civil and criminal system. Encompassing a wide range of treatments, roles, specialized practices, research, and diagnoses, the Handbook of Forensic Mental Health With Victims and Offenders will guide practicing professionals through the forensic social work issues they encounter on a daily basis, such as: Prevention of prisoners' sudden deaths Expert witness testimony in child welfare and women battering Treatment of dually diagnosed adolescents The overrepresentation of African-Americans incarcerated for juvenile delinquency Jail mental health services for adults Drug courts and PTSD in inmates with substance abuse histories Recidivism prevention Basic tasks in post-trauma intervention with victims and offenders Culture and gender considerations in restorative justice Edited by Dr. Albert R. Roberts and Dr. David W. Springer, with contributions by leaders in the field, this handbook should top the list of must-have publications for all forensic social workers.

Finding Your Way

Author: Lynn M. Copen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761921834
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This brief-easy-to-understand book explains what happens when a child discloses abuse and how various systems may respond to this disclosure, from investigation through prosecution or juvenile court involvement to therapy. Intended for children ages 9-18, this book is written in a supportive tone and helps children to understand what abuse is, the steps that are taken to protect the child, the process of prosecuting the abuser, and the child's own feeling and healing process.