Domestic violence source book by Dawn Berry

By Dawn Berry

The household Violence Sourcebook is a comple te advisor to this hugely emotional and risky factor. It exa mines the psychology of household violence, public attitudes in the direction of it, the way it impacts the kids and what should be performed to assist hinder it. '

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Markham of the National Victim Center, and many others. While all of the stories in this book are true, a number of contributors have asked to remain anonymous or to be identified by pseudonyms. I am thankful to them for their candor and willingness to share difficult memories. Thanks also to everyone at Lowell House, especially my great editor Bud Sperry, and to my husband, Willy Berry. Page vii Introduction Last spring while vacationing in Key West, I took a nasty spill off a bicycle and landed on my face.

Forward emphasizes the importance of standing up to any abusive treatment as soon as it happens. If the abuse is verbal, there must be at least an unequivocal assertion that you will not stand for this type of treatment. If it turns violent, there should be no second chances until you have removed yourself from the situation and received some assistance. The relationship may still be salvageable, but only with professional intervention. Therefore, with the understanding that this text refers to violence between couples, "domestic violence" is generally understood to include: Page 3 Physical violence.

Today, we ask her why she doesn't leave if she is unhappy. The focus is still in the wrong place: on the woman. Society continues to place the responsibility for change on the victim; asking why she doesn't leave, instead of asking why the man abuses her, and why the agencies that are supposed to protect people haven't put a stop to it. There is no question that, today, most people consider wife beating wrong. We believe that women should have options, that no one should have to live with brutality.

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