Trends in Domestic Violence Service and Leadership: Implications for an Integrated Shelter Model
Source: Administration and Policy in Mental Health, Volume 27, Number 5, May 2000 , pp. 339-352(14)
Domestic violence is a dangerous and prevalent social problem affecting up to 4 million women and countless children annually. Shelters offer safety and an opportunity for change during the crisis of family violence. These individuals also have the potential for retraumatization if leadership within the program recapitulates the abuse and coercion felt at home. This article reviews three related trends through the lens of power and control—domestic violence policy and service, models of leadership, and the study of traumatic stress disorders and recovery—and describes their implications for modern shelter service delivery.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Associate Chief Psychiatrist for Adult Trauma Services, Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, New York, and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. firstname.lastname@example.org 2: Director, Horizons Shelter, Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services 3: Program Coordinator, Loss and Bereavement Program for Children & Adolescents, Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services
Publication date: May 1, 2000