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Author Green, Diane L.

Title Helping victims of violent crime : assessment, treatment, and evidence-based practice / Diane L. Green, Albert R. Roberts
Published New York : Springer Pub., [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 256 pages) : illustrations
Series Springer series on social work
Springer series on social work (Unnumbered)
Contents Victims of violent crime: an introduction -- Grief and loss reactions and theories -- Stress and coping model for victims of crime -- Crisis intervention -- Cases of child abuse -- Intimate partner violence: overview, stages of change, crisis intervention, and time-limited treatment -- Sexual assault -- Homicide victims -- Elder abuse -- Terrorism/mass violence -- School violence: crisis intervention protocols and prevention strategies
Summary Over the past two decades, violent crime has become one of the most serious domestic problems in the United States. Approximately 13 million people (nearly 5% of the U.S. population) are victims of crime every year, and of that, approximately one and a half million are victims of violent crime. Ensuring quality of life for victims of crime is therefore a major challenge facing policy makers and mental health providers. Helping Victims of Violent Crime grounds victim assistance treatments in a victim-centered and strengths perspective. The book explores victim assistance through systems theory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-243) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Crisis intervention (Mental health services)
Evidence-based psychiatry.
Victims of violent crimes -- Mental health.
Crime Victims -- psychology.
Crisis Intervention -- methods.
Violence -- psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Roberts, Albert R.
LC no. 2008013398
ISBN 0826125093 (electronic bk.)
9780826125095 (electronic bk.)