ERIC Number: ED379564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Violence in Families: An Educator's Guide To Protect Children of Battered Women.
Edington, Linda M.; And Others
Only recently have providers of services to battered women and abused children begun to look at the connection between these two populations. This manual is a tool for any adult who comes in contact with children of battered women. Its purposes include: giving basic information about battered women and describing how this abuse and violence affects children; suggesting an intervention model; proposing safety plans for women and children; providing recommendations of community resources to use; affording school personnel in-service training; and furnishing a violence prevention curriculum. The manual opens with an overview of the dynamics of family violence. It addresses myths about battered women, the battering relationship, and other areas of concern. Some suggestions for recognizing and intervening in battering relationships are then offered, such as four common stages of battered women's experiences, a tool for identifying a battered woman, what a batterer may do when a woman leaves, and legal options and safety plans for women and children. Since schools are necessarily involved in these problems, the manual outlines educators' legal responsibilities, provides a suggested lesson plan for in-service training, and offers ideas on classroom activities to promote violence prevention. Contains handouts and a 44-item bibliography. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Indiana State Dept. of Human Services, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: N/A