Victims of Domestic Violence and Front-Line Workers: A Helping Paradigm

Citation data:

Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory, and Practice, ISSN: 1944-821X, Vol: 36, Issue: 2, Page: 8-16

Publication Year:
2009
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/mijoc/vol36/iss2/3
DOI:
10.22237/mijoc/1251763320
Author(s):
Peters, Scott W.; Trepal, Heather C.; de Vries, Sabina M.; Day, Sally W.; Leeth, Christopher
Publisher(s):
Wayne State University Library System
Tags:
domestic violence; law enforcement personnel; emergency room personnel
article description
Victims of domestic violence present a challenge to law enforcement and emergency room personnel. The authors propose a helping approach to assist these professionals. This paradigm is composed of: active and empathetic listening, acceptance without judgment, identifying victims’ strengths, honoring victims as experts, and the process of leaving an abusive relationship.