Violence Against Women and Children, Volume 2: Navigating Solutions
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
Child abuse, sexual and domestic violence are among the most destructive experiences afflicting women and children. The wide prevalence of such violence takes an enormous toll on the lives of individual victims as well as the larger society, through innumerable behavioral, health, psychological, and economic consequences.
While many groups, organizations, and government agencies have been established to identify, prevent, and treat such violence, our response to these problems has been piecemeal and not optimally successful. A coordinated, cross-disciplinary synthesis of what we know, how we know it, and the necessary next steps is sorely needed to enable us to effectively address these issues.
Developed as part of an initiative by former APA President Alan Kazdin, this two-part volume aims to provide consensus recommendations for researchers, practitioners, advocates, policymakers, and all those who seek more effective responses to interpersonal violence.
In this volume, eminent scholars use a public health model to examine current societal responses to interpersonal violence. Authors examine the efficacy of medical and psychological treatments for victims, families, and perpetrators, as well as justice system responses to various forms of child abuse, sexual violence, and domestic violence. Interventions are suggested at several levels of prevention, including initiatives designed to eradicate the problem (primary prevention), reduce it among those at risk (secondary prevention), and minimize the negative consequences of violence and stabilize health (tertiary prevention). Finally, the editors present an integrative conclusion that provides a sound foundation for future responses across practice, research, advocacy and policy, at the local and national level.
Mary P. Koss, Jacquelyn W. White, and Alan E. Kazdin
I. Child Abuse and Maltreatment
- Victim Services for Child Abuse
Kathleen Coulborn Faller
- Family Services for Child Abuse and Maltreatment
Joan Pennell and David S. Crampton
- Justice Responses to Child Abuse and Maltreatment
Roger J. R. Levesque
- Primary Prevention of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
II. Sexual Violence
- Services for Victims of Sexual Violence
Rebecca Campbell and Debra Patterson
- Treatment for Perpetrators of Sexual Violence
Robert A. Prentky, Adeena M. Gabriel, and Anna I. Coward
- Justice Responses to Sexual Violence
Ilene Seidman and Jeffrey J. Pokorak
- Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence
Christine A. Gidycz, Lindsay M. Orchowski, and Katie M. Edwards
III. Domestic Violence
- Victim Services for Domestic Violence
Cris M. Sullivan
- Treatment for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, Johnny Rice II, Oliver J. Williams, and Marcus Pope
- The Justice System Response to Domestic Violence
Lisa A. Goodman and Deborah Epstein
- Primary Prevention of Domestic Violence
Susan L. Staggs and Paul A. Schewe
- Violence Against Women and Children: Perspectives and Next Steps
Mary P. Koss, Jacquelyn W. White, and Alan E. Kazdin
About the Editors
Jacquelyn W. White, PhD, is a professor of psychology and associate for research in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research focuses on gender issues, aggression, and intimate partner violence.
Dr. White has conducted research in the area of aggression and violence for more than 30 years. She is a past editor of the Psychology of Women Quarterly and is on the board of editors for the journal Aggressive Behavior. She was the 2008 recipient of the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award, given by the Society for the Psychology of Women. She currently cochairs the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence.
Mary P. Koss, PhD, is a Regents' professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She has served on the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Violence Against Women and currently sits on the Coordinating Committee of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative, funded by the Global Forum and the Ford Foundation, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a member of the Department of Defense Rapid Research Response Team on children, youth, and families. She consults nationally with the Gallup Organization on sexual assault prevalence and response in the military justice system.
She recently served as rapporteur on gender-based violence at the fourth Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention in Geneva, Switzerland. She received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy in 2000, the Committee on Women in Psychology Leadership Award in 2003, and a presidential citation in 2008 from the American Psychological Association. In 2010, she was the eighth recipient of the Visionary Award from Ending Violence Against Women International (Vice-President Joe Biden was the first).
Alan E. Kazdin, PhD, is the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and Director of the Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic, an outpatient treatment service for children and families. Before coming to Yale, he was on the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University, State College, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
At Yale, he has been chairman of the Psychology Department, director of the Yale Child Study Center at the School of Medicine, and director of Child Psychiatric Services, Yale–New Haven Hospital. In 2008, he was President of the American Psychological Association.
He has authored or edited more than 650 articles, chapters, and books. His 45 books focus on child and adolescent psychotherapy, parenting, and aggressive and antisocial behavior. His work has been featured on television (e.g., Good Morning America, Primetime, 20/20, and PBS) as well as in articles on parenting challenges in Slate.com.
- Violence Against Women and Children, Volume 1
In this volume, experts from diverse disciplines describe violence prevalence rates among various populations; risk factors for perpetration and vulnerability; and protective factors for potential victims.