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During October we work to bring awareness to the serious issue of domestic and intimate partner violence that harms many regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, education, or economic situation. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, more than a third of women have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner. In the United States an average of three women every day are killed by current or past partners. Supporting actions taken toward eliminating domestic and intimate partner violence is critical. This list of eBook titles on domestic violence can be found in the digital collection of the Jennie King Mellon Library and are free to access and read for those in the Chatham community. For many of us, action begins with awareness and education. Check out an eBook today. Scroll to the bottom of this guide for suggested key terms to use while searching for more information on domestic violence. For information on how to take action against domestic violence nationally, visit the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s action webpage: https://nnedv.org/policy-center/action-center/
Overcoming Domestic Violence by
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
"This book presents a range of interesting and diverse papers in order to demonstrate the importance and need for intervention programs that deal with the harmful effects that domestic violence causes to primary and secondary victims as well as to perpetrators. These papers reveal that the traditional within family home male-upon-female definitional understanding of domestic violence in the modern needs era to be broadened to include such experiences as dating violence, LGBT intimate partner violence and the childhood witnessing of domestic violence, to name but a few."
Hearing Young People Talk about Witnessing Domestic Violence by
Publication Date: 2012-12-15
"At least 750,000 children a year worldwide witness domestic violence. These children grow up with an increased risk of developing symptoms associated with trauma and behavioural and mental health problems. This book explores the cases of five young people who have been victims of domestic violence."
Intimate Partner Violence by
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
"Mansley examines how race and class impact the construction of masculinity as demonstrated through men's accounts of intimate partner violence."
More books and articles can be found using the JKM Library's Discovery search tool on our home page. You can use the following key terms or a combination of them to help craft searches that will return more information on domestic violence:
- domestic violence
- intimate partner violence
- domestic abuse
- domestic violence AND LGBTQ
- domestic violence AND prevention
- men AND domestic violence
- children AND domestic violence
- public health AND domestic violence
- domestic violence AND legislation
- domestic violence AND rehabilitation
- family violence
- marital violence
- child abuse
- spouse abuse
- sexual abuse
You can limit your search results to just eBooks by selecting the "ebook" option in the Source Types limiter to the left of the search results. If you have any questions about searching for materials in Discovery or a subject-based database, ask a librarian!
Domestic Violence by
Publication Date: 2010-02-04
“...Experts working with twelve unique groups of domestic abuse survivors provide the latest research on their populations and use a case study approach to demonstrate culturally sensitive intervention strategies. Chapters focus on African Americans, Native Americans, Latinas, Asian and Pacific Island communities, persons with disabilities, immigrants and refugees, women in later life, LGBT survivors, and military families. They address domestic violence in rural environments and among teens, as well as the role of religion in shaping attitudes and behavior."
Disabled Women and Domestic Violence by
Publication Date: 2011-12-15
"Domestic violence is encountered by disabled women more frequently than non-disabled women, yet disabled womenare less likely to receive appropriate services, and there has been little research on their experiences and how this problem can be addressed. This book, drawing on the first UK national study of disabled women who have suffered domesticviolence, highlights the experiences of these women, the nature of the violence perpetrated against them, and the seriousness and range of its impacts."
A Typology of Domestic Violence by
Publication Date: 2010-09-01
"Domestic violence, a serious and far-reaching social problem, has generated two key debates among researchers. The first debate is about gender and domestic violence...The second major debate involves how many women are abused each year by their partners. Estimates range from two to six million...This volume begins the work of theorizing forms of domestic violence, a crucial first step to a better understanding of these phenomena among scholars, social scientists, policy makers, and service providers."
Rebuilding Lives after Domestic Violence by
Publication Date: 2010-05-15
"Rebuilding Lives after Domestic Violence examines in-depth the long-term outcomes for women who have suffered domestic violence and abuse, based on interviews conducted over seven years. Through these interviews the author reveals the factors which help or hinder a successful transition from abusive relationship to independent living. The women interviewed provide an insight into the lengthy and difficult process of rebuilding their lives, and offer messages and advice to those working with women who have endured similar experiences."
Domestic Violence and the Law in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa by
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
"Domestic Violence and the Law in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa reveals the ways in which domestic space and domestic relationships take on different meanings in African contexts that extend the boundaries of family obligation, kinship, and dependency. The term domestic violence encompasses kin-based violence, marriage-based violence, gender-based violence, as well as violence between patrons and clients who shared the same domestic space."
No More Secrets by
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
"...Although one in four gay and lesbian couples are affected by domestic violence, the problem has remained hidden for several reasons. By giving voice to the victims, Ristock helps women to address violence by breaking silences, sharing secrets, and naming the forms of abuse."
Gendered Justice by
Publication Date: 2011-01-16
"Gendered Justice takes a unique, multi-layered look at the various elements that factor into our understanding of domestic violence and how the criminal justice system handles situations of domestic violence. The book focuses primarily on the role of gender, but also considers socio-economic status, race, age, education, and the relationship between the victim and criminal." WARNING: The cover art for this book could be triggering for those with a history of physical abuse or assault.