Domestic Violence Worksheets Included
Many workbooks, workshops, and self-help systems have been designed to help people explore ways of overcoming abusive relationships. In the past twenty years, research studies have focused on the value of self-reflection and journaling (domestic violence worksheets) as a way of exploring personal characteristics, identifying ineffective behaviors, and examining thoughts and feelings that lead to these ineffective behaviors. The Domestic Violence Survival Workbook is unique in that it combines two powerful psychological tools designed to enhance domestic violence coping skills: self-assessment and journaling.
Recently the problems of family violence and domestic abuse have been brought to the forefront of our consciousness. The reality is that domestic violence occurs in families of all races, cultures, and socio-economic levels. Recognizing early warning signs is critical in the reduction of domestic violence. Part of the problem is that domestic violence encompasses many different types of abuse including physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or verbal, financial, and/or any combination.
The five sections of the workbook help participants learn skills for recognizing and effectively dealing with abusive relationships, utilizing domestic violence worksheets.
• Symptoms of abuse helps survivors to explore the extent to which abuse is impacting their physical wellness, emotions, thought patterns, and detachment from others
• Types of abuse helps survivors explore and examine their relationship with parents, siblings, grandparents, children, friends, and work colleagues. It includes a comprehensive 10-page safety plan.
• Partner behavior helps individuals identify if they are in a potentially abusive relationship.
• Elder abuse helps survivors of elder abuse explore, examine, and manage a variety of emotions.
• Self-empowerment helps survivors examine if they are successfully moving on from the trauma of abuse and living the life they have dreamed of living.
Domestic Violence Worksheets
Each of the five sections contains assessment instruments, activity handouts, domestic violence worksheets, reflective questions for journaling, and educational handouts. They also provide assessment instruments, activity handouts, reflective questions for journaling, and educational handouts.
The Domestic Violence Survival Workbook includes instructions for the professional to get the most out of the material. It is a practical tool for helping professionals such as therapists, counselors, psychologists, teachers, group leaders, etc. Depending on the role of the professional using The Domestic Violence Survival Workbook and the specific group’s needs, these sections can be used individually, combined, or as part of an integrated curriculum for a more comprehensive approach.
This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device, and to access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format also allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.
Domestic Violence Survival Card Deck
Need a creative way to start your session? Use the Domestic Violence Survival Card Deck. The open-ended questions will break the ice and stimulate conversation. Use them alone or in conjunction with the corresponding page in the book.
About the Authors:
Ester Leutenberg has worked in the mental health profession for many years as an author, publisher and as an advocate for those suffering from loss. She personally experienced a loss when her son Mitchell, after struggling with a mental illness for eight years, died by suicide in 1986.
Soon after, as a way of both healing and helping others, she co-founded Wellness Reproductions & Publishing with her daughter Kathy Khalsa. Ester began developing therapeutic products that help facilitators help their clients. She is the co-author of theSEALS series for teenagers as well as Meaningful Life Skills for older adults, and the eight-book Life Management Skills series for adults.
Ester, a breast cancer survivor since 2003, has counseled other survivors in overcoming body-loss issues. Her involvements with Survivors of Suicide, the Coyote Task Force in Tucson, various support groups in Sun City Oro Valley and volunteering at two hospitals are among many ways she continues to feed her passion of helping mentally ill people, their facilitators and their families.
John J. Liptak is the Associate Director of Career Services and adjunct instructor in the Counselor Education Department at Radford University. He received his EdD in Counselor Education from Virginia Tech. He has worked in a variety of settings including a federal prison, a mental health center, a job training program, and now in higher education.
Dr. Liptak frequently conducts workshops on assessment-related topics. He has written seven books on career-related topics that have been featured in numerous newspapers including The Washington Post, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Associated Press. His work has also been featured on MSNBC, CNN Radio and on the PAX/ION television series, "Success Without a College Degree."
At Radford University, he works with college students entering internships or preparing for graduation and entrance in the workplace. Through individual coaching sessions, workshops, and classroom presentations he helps students develop the emotional intelligence skills they need to be effective in the world-of-work. He is teaching a senior-level course that will teach emotional intelligence skills to graduating seniors.
With Kathy Khalsa and Ester Leutenberg, John has written three comprehensive books for teachers and counselors to use with their students and clients: The Self-Esteem Program, The Social Skills Program, and The Stress Management Program: Inventories, Activities & Educational Handouts. With Whole Person Associates, he and Ester continue to co-write books to add to their Mental Health & Life Skills Workbook series, and their Teen Mental Health Series as well as the new Coping Series, the Mind-Body Wellness Series, and the Family Issues Series.
John resides in Radford, Virginia with his wife Kathy, and their Shih Tzu named "MacKenzie."