ERIC Number: ED177410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Family Violence: The Well-Kept Secret.
The myths maintaining the violence between men and women are woven deeply into the matrix of society's norms and values. Crisis intervention succeeds to the extent that it is supported by wider reaching interventions--interventions that challenge the myths. Such programs include day care for mothers wanting to work and flexible time schedules for working mothers. Other examples of preventive mental health in this area include allowing men to be more nurturant and relieving them of the pressure to achieve constantly. The Center for Battered Women in Austin, Texas is a crisis center that provides stopgap measures as a partial solution to the problem of family violence. (Author)
Descriptors: Battered Women, Counseling Services, Crisis Intervention, Family Relationship, Family Violence, Females, Intervention, Mental Health, Program Descriptions, Social Problems, Spouses, State of the Art Reviews, Violence
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, P.O. Box 7998, University Station, Austin, TX 78712 ($.50 each or $.44 for 100 copies or more)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Identifiers: Domestic Violence