Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse: Tackling the Health and Mental Health Effects (BOK)

Catherine Itzin, Ann Taket, Sarah Barter-Godfrey

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Domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, and sexual exploitation through prostitution, pornography and trafficking can have many significant adverse impacts on a survivor's health and wellbeing, in the short, medium and long-term. Taking a life-course approach, the book explores what is known about appropriate treatment responses to those who have experienced, and those who perpetrate, domestic and sexual violence and abuse. The book also examines key factors that are important in understanding how and why different groups experience heightened risks of domestic and sexual violence and abuse, namely: gender and sexuality; race and culture; disability; and abuse by professionals. Drawing together results from specially commissioned research, the views of experts by experience, experts by profession and the published research literature, the book argues that sufficient is already known to delineate an appropriate public health framework, encompassing primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, to successfully tackle the important public health issue represented by domestic and sexual violence and abuse. Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse equips health and social care professionals and services to identify and respond to the needs of affected individuals with a view to the prevention and early intervention.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Ann Taket, Catherine Itzin, Sarah Barter-Godfrey
Forlag
ROUTLEDGE
ISBN 9780415555326
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 376 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Psychiatry, Domestic violence, Sexual abuse & harassment