Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 202–215 | Cite as

Family victimization and recovery

  • Pauline Boss
  • Ryan Sheppard


This essay addresses the need to develop theory for family victimization to go with theory of individual victimization. An understanding of how family victimization occurs is necessary in order to help families advance in family strength and empowerment and recover from family victimization. Some contributions to family victimization theory are made; therapeutic strategies for empowerment are suggested.


Therapeutic Strategy Health Psychology Social Issue Individual Victimization Victimization Theory 
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© Human Sciences Press 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pauline Boss
    • 1
  • Ryan Sheppard
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Family Social ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaSt. Paul
  2. 2.Department of Family Social ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaUSA

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