WORKING WITH BATTERED WOMEN:
A Handbook for Health Care Professionals
Table of Contents
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
What Is Abuse?
Abusive Behaviour Chart (POWER & CONTROL WHEEL)
Equality Chart (EQUALITY WHEEL)
Why do men abuse?
What are the challenges women face in leaving abusive relationships?
THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE: (Models and Text)
Information Means Choices
HOW TO HELP BATTERED WOMEN
Principles of Intervention
Common Beliefs and Myths About the Causes of Wife Battering
How to Ask About Domestic Violence
WOMAN ABUSE SCREENING TOOL (WAST)
Other Ways to Ask About Abuse
What To Do When a Patient Discloses Abuse
What Can You Say to Her to be of Assistance?
Indicators of Abuse:
Specific Indicators During Pregnancy/Partner's Behaviour
Perform an Appropriate Examination
Essential Points to Document/Collecting Forensic Evidence
IV. SAFETY PLANNING/PROTECTION:
Assessing Her Safety/Assessing Her Risk
Reporting to Legal Authorities
Obtaining Legal Protection
Battered Women's Shelters
APPENDIX A: Interviewer's Checklist
APPENDIX B: Abuse and the Saskatchewan Criminal Justice System Response
APPENDIX C: Violence Against Women in Canada (Statistics)