Intimate Personal Violence in Canada

 
9780132572019: Intimate Personal Violence in Canada

The only Canadian text in its field, Intimate Personal Violence in Canada provides a clear breakdown and meaningful overview of interpersonal violence. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the text begins with an overview of the history of violence in Canada, followed by theoretical explanations of interpersonal violence. The core content includes chapters on violence against children, violence against women, family violence, and violence in same-sex relationships. 

    The discussion of each form of violence is framed by coverage on the history of domestic violence in Canada, relevant statistics, theories of violence, Canadian laws, and services for victims. Canadian case stories and personal accounts from those impacted ensure that this is a text you not only will enjoy reading, but will provide you with the practical knowledge you need in your future careers.

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Anastasia Bake is a registered, licensed M.S.W social worker as well as a sessional instructor for the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor and a full time professor at St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Sciences in the Department of Community Studies. She has worked extensively with children and families for nearly 30 years in a variety of capacities. Stasi's passion to advocate for the rights and protections of others was ignited through her work and lengthy experience in the field of child welfare and as a school board social worker.

    Throughout Stasi's varied career, she has provided crisis intervention, clinical counselling services and  treatment groups, to child, adolescent and adult victims of interpersonal violence. She has comprehensive experience in the family court and criminal justice systems on behalf of victims. Stasi has participated in numerous board and community committee working groups to improve services for clients.

    Stasi's work has been recognized by her peers and her home community. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (South Western Branch) Distinguished Service Award, honouring that year's theme of Social Advocacy. In 2004, she was the recipient of the New Beginnings Community Excellence Award, Social Worker of the Year.

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“I would definitely consider this text...[it is a] user-friendly text, good match in regards to language skills of students; nice layout with effective use of current events/personal reflections/storytelling...the material is current and thought provoking, showing the complex nature of violence and its staggering impact to victims of violence/abuse.”

--Anonymous

 

“Not only does the book address the topics that I cover, it also examines the critical questions I explore with students and provides comprehensive analysis and scrutiny of the issues at stake.”

--Anonymous

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