Safety planning based on lethality assessment for partners of batterers in intervention programs

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Abstract

This chapter outlines a process of individualized safety planning with the partners of batterers in intervention programs that is based on the principles of empowerment and autonomy, and takes into account the context of the woman's situation. Assessing context is operationalized as considering the potential lethality of the situation from her partner, her relationship and emotional status, available resources, and her children. The safety planning process is described as an opportunity for the abused woman to gain information in order to strategize her responses. It is also a way for the program staff to gain more accurate information about the batterer's level of violence and dan-gerousness, and to work with women to enhance retention of abusers in the program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDomestic Violence Offenders
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent Interventions, Research, and Implications for Policies and Standards
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Pages129-144
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781317787792
ISBN (Print)9780789019301
StatePublished - Jan 2 2014

Keywords

  • Battered women
  • Batterer intervention
  • Danger assessment
  • Homicide
  • Risk factors
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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