Domestic violence starts with a pattern of behavior that is not against the law, but it becomes damaging to individuals and destroys families. Many believe the social myths that domestic violence victims should divorce offenders, therapy for the offenders is punishment, victims who are ordered into therapy are re-victimized, and children do not need therapy. Most treatment for domestic violence is given only to offenders and neglects the victims and children involved.
As a licensed therapist and counselor, Dr. DellaCroce believes family domestic violence treatment is the best approach to ending the cycle of maltreatment and abuse found in families today. In The Development of a Family Domestic Violence Program to Enhance Effectiveness in Standardized Domestic Violence Treatment, she presents thorough research and observations on domestic violence to help others create and implement practical treatment programs.