Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 22, Issue 5–6, pp 497–500 | Cite as

Book Review

  • Shanti Kulkarni

THE BATTERER AS PARENT: ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON FAMILY DYNAMICS, by Lundy Bancroft and Jay G. Silverman, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc., 2002, 240 pp.

In The Batterer as Parent: Assessing the Impact of Domestic Violence on Family Dynamics, Bancroft and Silverman have written a book to challenge current approaches and policies in our work with domestic violence families. They address the numerous and diverse professionals working with this population, from those working in batterer intervention programs and domestic violence shelters to custody evaluators and child and family therapists. The book is based on the extensive clinical experience of both authors, who have provided individual and group counseling for countless abusive men over the past decade, and is liberally supported with the research literature where available. Their goal is to use their practical knowledge of batterers to influence those formal helping systems whose interventions...


Domestic Violence Physical Violence Battered Woman Assessment Guideline Batterer Intervention Program 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shanti Kulkarni
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  1. 1.School of Social WorkUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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