Assessment of Family Violence: A Handbook for Researchers and Practitioners
In the first comprehensive volume of its kind, Assessment of Family Violence describes and reviews traditional, time-tested instruments as well as more recent assessment methods in the field of family violence. Here practitioners, researchers, and program evaluators will find a wealth of assessment information at their fingertips. Several dozen methods—namely instruments developed for and applied to assessment of violence, risk factors, its correlates, and sequelae as it occurs in the family—are included in an easy-to-read and handy reference format.
This volume provides detailed information for each assessment, including development and description of the assessment, target population information, equipment needs, format of the assessment, administration and scoring guidelines, psychometric analysis, primary and related references, and scale availability, as well as advantages, limitations, and general recommendations for practitioners and researchers. Also included are a general overview of the field and matters pertaining to the assessment of family violence, as well as information on test construction and psychometrics.