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Family Violence From a Global Perspective


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Introduction - Sylvia M. Asay, John DeFrain, Marcee Metzger, Bob Moyer Africa Chapter 1. Family Violence From a Global Perspective: Strengths-Based Research and Case Studies: The Case of South Africa - Busisiwe Nkosi and Priscilla S. Daniels Chapter 2: Domestic Violence in Botswana: Factors That Help Women Overcome Abuse - Lois R. Mberengwa, Tapologo Maundeni and Kgomotso K. More Chapter 3: Domestic Violence in Kenya: Strengths-Based Research - Jane Rose Njue, Dorothy Rombo, Laura S. Smark, Anne N. Lutomia and Lucy Wandiri Mbirianjau Asia Chapter 4: Domestic Violence in a Chinese Cultural Context: Who Gets the Blame? - Yan Xia, Cixin Wang, Shuhong Luo, Haiping Wang and Xiaoyun Zhang Chapter 5: Family Violence From an Indian Perspective - Lina Kashyap and Trupti Panchal Chapter 6: Marital Violence in South Korea - Grace H. Chung and Sun Wha Ok Europe Chapter 7: Domestic Violence Against Women in Greece - Theodora Kaldi-Koulikidou and Styliani Plevraki Chapter 8: Family Violence in Moldova - Sylvia M. Asay, Valentina Bodrug-Lungu and Mihaela Robila Chapter 9: Violence in the Modern Russian Family - Vladimir I. Zubkov Latin America Chapter 10: Intrafamilial Violence and Social Vulnerability: A Glimpse of the Reality in Brazil - Luisa Fernanda Habigzang, Jean Von Hohendorff and Silvia H. Koller Chapter 11: Family Violence in Mexico - Rosario Esteinou The Middle East Chapter 12: Contextualizing Oppression and Family Violence in Israel: Israeli and Palestinian Experiences - Maha N. Younes North America Chapter 13: Family Violence in Canada - Nancy Nason-Clark, Barbara Fisher-Townsend, Steve McMullin and Catherine Holtmann Chapter 14: Family Violence in the United States: A Community and a Country Respond - Marcee Metzger and Bob Moyer Oceania Chapter 15: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: Striving to Address Domestic and Family Violence in Australia - Leanne Schubert, Penny Crofts and Kerri Bird Chapter 16: Family Violence in Aotearoa, New Zealand - E. Catherine Dickey Epilogue - Sylvia M. Asay, John DeFrain, Marcee Metzger, Bob Moyer Index

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Sylvia M. Asay, Ph.D., CFLE, is a Professor of Family Studies and Chair of the Family Studies and Interior Design Department at the University of Nebraska, Kearney. She received her Ph.D. in Community and Human Resources at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1998 and received her Certified Family Life Educator credentials through the National Council on Family Relations. As a post-secondary educator, she has taught a wide range of courses including Marriage and Family Relationships, Cross-Cultural Family Patterns, Families in Crisis, and Family Resource Management. Her authored books include Strong Families Around the World: Strengths-Based Research and Practice (Haworth) and Family Resource Management (SAGE). John DeFrain, Ph.D., is an Extension Professor of Family and Community Development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he has been a teacher, international researcher, and outreach specialist for 34 years. He co-founded the Parent Aide Support Service, a program in Lincoln, Nebraska, which has served parents under severe stress for 25 years, and was a co-founder of the National and International Symposium on Building Family Strengths, which has cooperated in creating more than 30 family strengths conferences nationally and internationally since 1978. He has co-authored more than 60 professional articles and 24 books, including Secrets of Strong Families (Little, Brown); Marriages and Families: Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths, 6th Edition (McGraw-Hill); and Strong Families Around the World: Strengths-Based Research and Practice (Haworth). Marcee Metzger is Executive Director of Voices of Hope, a not-for-profit organization in Lincoln, Nebraska, whose primary focus is the provision of crisis intervention, advocacy, and prevention services for domestic violence, sexual assault, and incest. Since 1976 she has worked in many roles toward ending violence against women, including crisis line staff, shelter worker, Spouse Abuse Services program director, University of Nebraska's Women's Resource Center director, and interpersonal violence victim advocate and president of Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition. She has served on numerous committees and created and provided training, education, and technical consultation to local, national, and international professionals responding to violence against women and children. Bob Moyer, MBA, has been executive director of the Family Violence Council (FVC) since its inception in 1996. FVC coordinates efforts in Lancaster County, Nebraska, to stop violence against women and children. It maintains a large database on abuse cases and provides annual reports to the community on domestic violence and sexual assault. Moyer has been the chairperson of the Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition's men's domestic violence standards review committee since its inception. This committee establishes standards in Nebraska for intervention programs for domestic violence offenders, reviews programs to determine if they meet standards, and recommends to courts which programs meet standards.

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