The Ultimate Betrayal: A Renewed Look at Intimate Partner Violence

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  • In the United States, a woman is physically abused by her intimate partner every nine seconds.
  • One-third of women in the global community have experienced sexual, physical, or emotional abuse by an intimate partner.
  • On average, more than three women a day are murdered by an intimate partner.

The statistics are staggering.

Intimate partner violence, also called domestic violence, is a complex problem that has devastating effects on every socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic group. In this groundbreaking resource, Tricia B. Bent-Goodley explores the cultural, historical, psychological, social, familial, and legal issues surrounding intimate partner violence. Listed at the end of each chapter are additional resources that readers can use to further their understanding, self-exploration, and knowledge.

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Tricia B. Bent-Goodley, PhD, is professor of social work at Howard University. Dr. Bent-Goodley has a passion for creating solutions to improve the safety and viability of families, with a particular focus on the development of culturally specific faith- and community-based interventions that strengthen families and communities of color. She is the author or coauthor of three books in the area of social policy. Dr. Bent-Goodley serves in a number of local, state, and nationally elected and appointed leadership positions, for example, as a member of the Prince George's County Domestic Violence Fatality Review; member of the National Association of Social Workers Committee on the Role and Status of Women; Steering Committee member of the Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community; and cochair of the NABSW National Academy for African-Centered Social Work. Before coming to Howard University, she served as an administrator and clinical practitioner in the area of family violence, school, and community practice. Dr. Bent-Goodley received her PhD in social work with specialization in social policy, planning, and analysis from Columbia University; her master's degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania; and her bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Queens College of the City University of New York. Dr. Bent-Goodley finds her greatest joy in being a wife and a mother of two boys.

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