DaiNa - Domestic Abuse is Never Acceptable

A Manual for Working with Women Who Have Experienced, or Are Experiencing, Domestic Abuse

By Nicci Vella, Doreen Murdin

This manual provides practical assistance to anyone working with women to successfully facilitate a group-work program which supports women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. As well, it will help women break the cycles of abuse and move on from damaging relationships. Reflecting the authors' very extensive experience, the manual provides background information on domestic abuse, sets out how domestic abuse impacts women, and enables facilitators of all levels of experience to be sensitive and effective when working with women who have experienced the wide spectrum of abusive behavior. The suggestions will help women recognize that domestic abuse is not just about physical violence. The book will assist women in understanding the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, so they can develop the kind of relationship they desire and deserve. It provides practical advice for running a comprehensive, sensitive, and rewarding group-work program. It includes 22 exercises and numerous handout sheets for photocopy.


82 pages

Publication Date: 6/22/2009
Format: Spiral/Wiro/Comb
ISBN: 9781905541515