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Family Violence From a Global Perspective
A Strengths-Based Approach

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The only book in the field with a global focus on family violence



July 2013 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Family Violence From a Global Perspective draws on the expertise of authors from 21 countries to tell the story of domestic violence in their country, and will include a personal case study of someone who has experienced domestic violence. The editors incorporate a strengths-based perspective, which includes individual, relationship, community, and societal strengths. The book blends academic, professional, and victims' expertise to determine these strengths and analyze how they can translate into greater safety for victims and increased accountability for perpetrators, including improved policy formation and research.
Sylvia M. Asay, John DeFrain, Marcee Metzger, Bob Moyer
Introduction
 
Africa
Busisiwe Nkosi and Priscilla S. Daniels
Chapter 1. Family Violence From a Global Perspective: Strengths-Based Research and Case Studies: The Case of South Africa
Lois R. Mberengwa, Tapologo Maundeni and Kgomotso K. More
Chapter 2: Domestic Violence in Botswana: Factors That Help Women Overcome Abuse
Jane Rose Njue, Dorothy Rombo, Laura S. Smark, Anne N. Lutomia and Lucy Wandiri Mbirianjau
Chapter 3: Domestic Violence in Kenya: Strengths-Based Research
 
Asia
Yan Xia, Cixin Wang, Shuhong Luo, Haiping Wang and Xiaoyun Zhang
Chapter 4: Domestic Violence in a Chinese Cultural Context: Who Gets the Blame?
Lina Kashyap and Trupti Panchal
Chapter 5: Family Violence From an Indian Perspective
Grace H. Chung and Sun Wha Ok
Chapter 6: Marital Violence in South Korea
 
Europe
Theodora Kaldi-Koulikidou and Styliani Plevraki
Chapter 7: Domestic Violence Against Women in Greece
Sylvia M. Asay, Valentina Bodrug-Lungu and Mihaela Robila
Chapter 8: Family Violence in Moldova
Vladimir I. Zubkov
Chapter 9: Violence in the Modern Russian Family
 
Latin America
Luisa Fernanda Habigzang, Jean Von Hohendorff and Silvia H. Koller
Chapter 10: Intrafamilial Violence and Social Vulnerability: A Glimpse of the Reality in Brazil
Rosario Esteinou
Chapter 11: Family Violence in Mexico
 
The Middle East
Maha N. Younes
Chapter 12: Contextualizing Oppression and Family Violence in Israel: Israeli and Palestinian Experiences
 
North America
Nancy Nason-Clark, Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Steve McMullin and Catherine Holtmann
Chapter 13: Family Violence in Canada
Marcee Metzger and Bob Moyer
Chapter 14: Family Violence in the United States: A Community and a Country Respond
 
Oceania
Leanne Schubert, Penny Crofts and Kerri Bird
Chapter 15: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: Striving to Address Domestic and Family Violence in Australia
E. Catherine Dickey
Chapter 16: Family Violence in Aotearoa, New Zealand
Sylvia M. Asay, John DeFrain, Marcee Metzger, Bob Moyer
Epilogue
 
Index

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Sylvia M. Asay

Sylvia M. Asay, Ph.D., CFLE, is a Professor of Family Studies and Chair of the Family Studies and Interior Design Department at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. She received her Ph.D. in Community and Human Resources at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1998 and received her Certified Family Life Educator credentials through the National Council on Family Relations. As a post-secondary educator, she has taught a wide range of courses including Marriage and Family Relationships, Cross-Cultural Family Patterns, Families in Crisis, and Family Resource Management. Her authored books include Strong Families Around the World: Strengths... More About Author

John D. DeFrain

John DeFrain, Ph.D., is an Extension Professor of Family and Community Development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he has been a teacher, international researcher, and outreach specialist for 34 years. He co-founded the Parent Aide Support Service, a program in Lincoln, Nebraska, which has served parents under severe stress for 25 years, and was a co-founder of the National and International Symposium on Building Family Strengths, which has cooperated in creating more than 30 family strengths conferences nationally and internationally since 1978. He has co-authored more than 60 professional articles and 24 books, including... More About Author

Marcee Lynn Metzger

Marcee Metzger is Executive Director of Voices of Hope, a not-for-profit organization in Lincoln, Nebraska, whose primary focus is the provision of crisis intervention, advocacy, and prevention services for domestic violence, sexual assault, and incest. Since 1976 she has worked in many roles toward ending violence against women, including crisis line staff, shelter worker, Spouse Abuse Services program director, University of Nebraska’s Women’s Resource Center director, and interpersonal violence victim advocate and president of Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition. She has served on numerous committees and created and... More About Author

Robert T. Moyer

Bob Moyer, MBA, has been executive director of the Family Violence Council (FVC) since its inception in 1996. FVC coordinates efforts in Lancaster County, Nebraska, to stop violence against women and children. It maintains a large database on abuse cases and provides annual reports to the community on domestic violence and sexual assault. Moyer has been the chairperson of the Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition's men's domestic violence standards review committee since its inception. This committee establishes standards in Nebraska for intervention programs for domestic violence offenders, reviews programs to determine if... More About Author

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