Health Consequences of Abuse in the Family: A Clinical Guide for Evidence-Based Practice

Pages: 289
Item #: 4317023
ISBN: 978-1-59147-045-8
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Copyright: 2004
Format: Hardcover
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Health Consequences of Abuse in the Family translates research into practice by examining the intersection of family violence and health. Specifically this volume looks at the healthcare needs of people who have experienced abuse and subsequently have related chronic diseases and conditions.

Health Psychology Series, Health Consequences of Abuse in the Family broadly summarizes research and clinical cases and offers practical suggestions to the psychologists and other healthcare providers working in a variety of settings. Chapters address the implications for clinical practice as well as review relevant studies and provide additional resources. In addition, the special needs of children with disabilities, elders, and women are discussed.

Table of Contents


Series Foreword

Volume Foreword


Introduction: Family Violence as a Health Issue
—Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

  1. The Spectrum of Victimization and the Implications for Health
    —Sherry L. Hamby

I. Initial Presentation of Family Violence in Health Care Settings


  1. Screening for Family Violence With Perioperative Clients
    —Debra Pilling Hastings and Glenda Kaufman Kantor
  2. Domestic Violence Interventions With Women of Color: Intersection of Victimization and Cultural Diversity
    —Catherine Koverola and Subadra Panchandeswaran
  3. Why Health Care Professionals Are Reluctant to Intervene in Cases of Ongoing Domestic Abuse
    —L. Kevin Hamberger and Darshana Patel
  4. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Health-Related Quality of Life as an Adult
    —Valerie J. Edwards, Robert F. Anda, Vincent J. Felitti, and Shanta R. Dube
  5. Victimization of Children With Disabilities
    —Liza Little
  6. Elder Abuse: Clinical Assessment and Obligation to Report
    —L. Rene Bergeron
  7. Healthcare Needs of Abuse Survivors at Midlife and Beyond
    —Jane Rysberg

II. Health Symptoms Associated With Family Violence


  1. Links Between Traumatic Family Violence and Chronic Pain: Biopsychosocial Pathways and Treatment Implications
    —Mary W. Meagher
  2. Victimization and Health Risk Behaviors: Implications for Prevention Programs
    —Joanne L. Davis, Amy M. Combs-Lane, and Daniel W. Smith
  3. Effects of Childhood Abuse on Childbearing and Perinatal Health
    —Deborah Issokson
  4. Minding the Body: The Intersection of Dissociation and Physical Health in Relational Trauma Psychotherapy
    —Terri J. Haven and Laurie Anne Pearlman
  5. Battered Women and Traumatic Brain Injury
    —Helene Jackson, Elizabeth Philip, Ronald L. Nuttal, and Leonard Diller

Epilogue: Where Do We Go From Here?
—Kathleen Kendall-Tackett

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editor

Editor Bio

Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett, PhD, is a health psychologist, an international board certified lactation consultant, and a research associate professor of psychology at the Family Research Lab at the University of New Hampshire. Her work focuses on two main areas of study: family violence and perinatal health. Her current research interests include the long-term health effects of childhood abuse, the impact of maternal depression, and the psychological aspects of breastfeeding.

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is a fellow of APA Division 38 (Health Psychology), and is the author or editor of six books, including Treating the Long- Term Health Effects of Childhood Abuse (2003). She is on the editorial boards of Child Abuse & Neglect and the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, and has served as program cochair for the International Family Violence Research Conferences since 2000.

Dr. Kendall-Tackett has won several awards including the Outstanding Research Study Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children; most recently, she was named 2003 Distinguished Alumna, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, California State University, Chico.

She lives in New Hampshire with her husband Doug, her sons Ken and Chris, and quite a few pets.