edited by Paula K. Lundberg-Love and Shelly L. Marmion
Millions of women worldwide are beaten by their intimate partners - husbands and lovers. Many remain silent, or go through abuse that is emotional or psychological. In this concise work that covers an array of types of abuse, a team of writers show us the prevalence of this abuse, the risk factors for becoming a target, medical and psychological consequences, legal issues and effective treatments for recovery. This book also dispels myths about intimate violence, including the notion that one can identify a potential perpetrator. The most current research, theory and advocacy on this topic is presented so the reader will have the knowledge to help herself or others who are being abused. Topics covered include emotional, physical and sexual abuse of women, and the effects of class and culture on intimate partner violence. The legal issues in intimate partner violence are also examined. Useful appendices include safety recommendations for victims, as well as recommendations to teenagers regarding dating violence. Legal and advocacy resources are also included.