Innovations in Interventions to Address Intimate Partner Violence: Research and Practice speaks to what can be done to effectively intervene to end intimate partner violence against women. Including contributions from both researchers and practitioners, chapters describe service innovations across systems in large urban and remote rural contexts, aimed at majority and minority populations, and that utilize a range of theoretical perspectives to understand and promote change in violence and victimization. Reflecting this range, contributions to this volume are organized into five sections: legal responses to domestic violence, intervention with men who have perpetrated domestic violence, responses to women who have experienced domestic violence, restorative approaches to intimate partner violence and a section on integrating intervention for domestic violence across systems. The book highlights advances in practice which will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students.
This edited collection speaks to what can be done to effectively intervene to end violence in families. Including contributions from both researchers and practitioners, chapters describe service innovations across systems in large urban and remote rural contexts, aimed at majority and minority populations, and that utilize a range of theoretical perspectives to understand and promote change in violence and victimization. Reflecting this range, contributions to this volume are organized into four sections: intervention with men who have perpetrated domestic violence, responses to women who have experienced domestic violence, legal responses to domestic violence, and integrating intervention for domestic violence across systems.
Table of Contents
Introduction Tod Augusta-Scott, Katreena Scott, and Leslie M. Tutty
I. Responses to Women Abused by Intimate Partners
1. “A place to go to when I had no place to go to:” Journeys of VAW Emergency Shelter Residents. Leslie M. Tutty
2. Re-thinking Safety Planning: A Self-Directed Tool for Rural Women who are Abused. Deborah Doherty. Deborah Doherty
3. “If they can get through it, so can I:” Women’s Perspectives of Peer-led Support Groups for Intimate Partner Violence. Leslie M. Tutty, Cindy Ogden, Karen Wyllie, and Andrea Silverstone
II. Intervention with Men who have Perpetrated Intimate Partner Violence
4. Justice-Linked Domestic Violence Intervention Services: Description and Analysis of Practices Across Canada Katreena Scott, Lisa Heslop, Randal David, and Tim Kelly
5. Complex Trauma and Dominant Masculinity: A Trauma-Informed, Narrative Therapy Approach with Men who Abuse Their Female Partners. Tod Augusta-Scott and Leland Maerz
6. Co-Constructing Meaning: Women and Men Define Taking Responsibility and Making Amends Yoshiyuki Takano
7. A Continuum of Services for Men who Abuse: Developing a Small-City Coordinated Community Response Model. Rosanna Langer
III. Legal Responses to Domestic Violence
8. The Nova Scotia Domestic Violence Court Pilot Project: Lessons Learned from Evaluation. Diane Crocker and Robert Crocker
9. Shifting Towards a Trauma-Informed, Holistic Legal Service Model for Survivors of Violence: The Calgary Legal Guidance Family Law Program. Kayla Gurski and Tiffany Butler
IV. Restorative Justice
10. Creating Safety, Respect and Equality for Women: Lessons from the Intimate Partner Violence and Restorative Justice Movements. Tod Augusta-Scott, Pamela Harrison, and Verona Singer
11. Restorative Justice, Domestic Violence and the Law: A Panel Discussion. Tod Augusta-Scott, Leigh Goodmark, and Joan Pennell
12. Preparing Men to Help the Women They Abused Achieve Just Outcomes: A Restorative Approach. Tod Augusta-Scott
V. Broadening the Lens: Integrating Interventions for Domestic Violence Across Systems
13. Strengthening Families: An Evaluation of a Pilot Couple’s Program for Situational Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Abuse. Leslie M. Tutty and Robbie Babins-Wagner
14. Men Who Abuse Intimate Partners: Their Evaluation of a Responsible Fathering Program. Joan Pennell and Erika Brandt
15. Preventing Homelessness for Women Who Leave Abusive Partners: A Shelter-based “Housing First” Program. Monique Auffrey, Leslie M. Tutty, and Alysia C. Wright
About the Editors
Tod Augusta-Scott, MSW, RSW, is the executive director of Bridges, a domestic violence counseling, research, and training institute in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of Social Workers in 2013.
Katreena Scott, PhD, holds the Canada Research Chair in Family Violence Prevention and Intervention at the University of Toronto.
Leslie M. Tutty, PhD, is professor emerita in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary.