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ERIC Number: EJ871948
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1944-821X
Victims of Domestic Violence and Front-Line Workers: A Helping Paradigm
Peters, Scott W.; Trepal, Heather C.; de Vries, Sabina M.; Day, Sally W.; Leeth, Christopher
Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory, and Practice, v36 n2 p8-16 Fall-Win 2009
Victims of domestic violence present a challenge to law enforcement and emergency room personnel. The authors propose a helping approach to assist these professionals. This paradigm is composed of: active and empathetic listening, acceptance without judgment, identifying victims' strengths, honoring victims as experts, and the process of leaving an abusive relationship. The recommended approach can be taught quickly by counselors who have a background in domestic violence and knowledge of counseling theories. Moreover, it can be taught almost anywhere, such as a local police station or as an in-service or continuing education workshop.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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