Domestic violence is a serious, widespread public, social, and health problem that affects the lives of many women, children, and men. There is also evidence to suggest it has one of the highest rates of recidivism. This comprehensive book provides an overview of what the research tells us about the perpetrators of domestic violence and what works, and what doesn’t, in promoting positive change.
After each section of the personal narrative, the author discusses strategies, legal options, and support organizations to help abuse victims overcome the many problems that accompany abuse. The author also includes compelling stories of other survivors of domestic violence and a comprehensive list of helping resources.