This week, we examine domestic violence, considering the many forms it can be displayed against all members of a family unit. In addition to understanding what domestic violence may look like, the course materials provide insight to the difficulties of identifying, assessing, and appropriately intervening in cases of domestic violence. The trauma response cycle is explained as a model of victim response and recovery.
- In your forum post, discuss the utility of the trauma response cycle in working with victims of domestic violence.
- How does an understanding of the cycle contribute to intervention and treatment strategies in cases of domestic violence?
- Considering each stage of the trauma response cycle, during which would be most difficult to implement intervention and treatment goals with clients, and why?
Book Title: Crisis and Trauma : Developmental-Ecological InterventionAuthor: Collins, Barbara G. / Collins, Thomas M.Publication Info: CengageISBN: 9780618373710Book Title: Strategic Interventions for People in Crisis, Trauma, and DisasterAuthor: Everstine, Diana / Everstine, LouisPublication Info: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.ISBN: 9780415950718
Collins, B. G. & Collins, T. M. (2005). Crisis & trauma: Developmental-ecological intervention. Houghton Mifflin Publishing.
Everstine, D. S. & Everstine, L. (2006). Strategic interventions for people in crisis, trauma and disaster (rev ed). Routledge Publishing.