Violence Against Women in Religious Communities: An Introduction
Men’s violence against women is a pervasive problem that occurs across all religious, cultural, racial, socio-economic, and national groups. The target audience for this volume is mental health professionals. The general thesis is that mental health providers and religious communities need to work together to address issues of men’s violence against women. The first part of this chapter reviews evidence concerning the prevalence of three major forms of violence against women in the USA: intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. The second part gives an overview of the book. The third and final part provides suggestions for mental health professionals on how to use this book.
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