Domestic Violence

Crisis Plan

Stephanie March

When I found myself in a dangerous relationship, and later fleeing from that relationship, there were many social workers instrumental in saving my life. My therapist was a licensed social worker, and it was her caring and gentle yet firm demeanor more »

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Social workers are mandated reporters of suspected child maltreatment in all 50 states. The same is not true of requirements to report elder abuse or intimate partner violence. more »

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Book review of Gender Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, by John Hamel. more »

Reviews & Commentary Provides Searchable Domestic Violence Shelter Database

The new website at has launched to provide consumers the first online searchable domestic violence provider database. more »

Social Work News

Abusive relationships and their origins were examined in a play staged in Apl 2014 by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare (HBSSW). The Milwaukee premiere of Surviving the Cycle was performed by 17 college more »


One violent person without treatment can create a significant number of victims in his or her lifetime. Hostility reduction groups focus on helping participants share the struggle and move in the direction of decisions that eliminate thinking errors more »


Twenty years ago, little empirical knowledge about intimate partner violence existed, conceptual explanations for relationship violence were not well thought out, and social workers were ill trained for dealing with the problem. Domestic violence, at more »

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