Violence Against Women and Children, Volume 1: Mapping the Terrain
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
Child abuse, sexual and domestic violence are among the most destructive experiences afflicting women and children. The wide prevalence of such violence takes an enormous toll on the lives of individual victims as well as the larger society, through innumerable behavioral, health, psychological, and economic consequences.
While many groups, organizations, and government agencies have been established to identify, prevent, and treat such violence, our response to these problems has been piecemeal and not optimally successful. A coordinated, cross-disciplinary synthesis of what we know, how we know it, and the necessary next steps is sorely needed to enable us to effectively address these issues.
Developed as part of an initiative by former APA President Alan Kazdin, this two-volume set aims to provide consensus recommendations for researchers, practitioners, advocates, policymakers, and all those who seek more effective responses to interpersonal violence.
In this volume, experts from diverse disciplines describe prevalence rates among various populations; risk factors for perpetration and vulnerability and protective factors for potential victims. They also document the impact of violence on the victims in terms of psychological, reproductive, maternal and child health, and behavioral and economic consequences. In the process, they establish commonalities across child abuse, sexual and domestic violence, and suggest vital next steps for collaborative efforts.
Jacquelyn W. White, Mary P. Koss, and Alan E. Kazdin
I. Child Abuse and Maltreatment
- Prevalence of Child Victimization, Abuse, Crime, and Violence Exposure
- Risk Factors for Child Abuse Perpetration
David A. Wolfe
- Vulnerability and Protective Factors for Child Abuse and Maltreatment
Ann T. Chu, Annarheen S. Pineda, Anne P. DePrince, and Jennifer J. Freyd
- Psychological, Health, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of Child Maltreatment
Ernestine C. Briggs, Richard Thompson, Sarah Ostrowski, and Ruby Lekwauwa
II. Sexual Violence
- Prevalence of Sexual Violence
Lori Ann Post, Brian J. Biroscak, and Gia Barboza
- Risk Factors for Sexual Violence
Raymond A. Knight and Judith Sims-Knight
- Vulnerability and Protective Factors for Sexual Assault
Sarah E. Ullman and Cynthia J. Najdowski
- Health and Economic Consequences of Sexual Violence
Sandra L. Martin, Rebecca J. Macy, and Siobhan K. Young
III. Domestic Violence
- Prevalence of Domestic Violence
Julia L. Perilla, Caroline Lippy, Alvina Rosales, and Josephine V. Serrata
- Risk and Protective Factors for Domestic Violence Perpetration
Etiony Aldarondo and Michelle Castro-Fernandez
- Vulnerability and Protective Factors for Intimate Partner Violence
Jacquelyn C. Campbell, Jeanne Alhusen, Jessica Draughon, Joan Kub, and Benita Walton-Moss
- Psychological, Reproductive and Maternal Health, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of Intimate Partner Violence
Ann L. Coker, Corrine M. Williams, Diane R. Follingstad, and Carol E. Jordan
IV. Conclusions and Next Steps
- Conclusions and Next Steps
Jacquelyn W. White, Mary P. Koss, and Alan E. Kazdin
About the Editors
Jacquelyn W. White, PhD, is a professor of psychology and associate for research in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research focuses on gender issues, aggression, and intimate partner violence.
Dr. White has conducted research in the area of aggression and violence for more than 30 years. She is a past editor of the Psychology of Women Quarterly and is on the board of editors for the journal Aggressive Behavior. She was the 2008 recipient of the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award, given by the Society for the Psychology of Women. She currently cochairs the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence.
Mary P. Koss, PhD, is a Regents' professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health at the University of Arizona, Tucson. She has served on the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Violence Against Women and currently sits on the Coordinating Committee of the Sexual Violence Research Initiative, funded by the Global Forum and the Ford Foundation, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a member of the Department of Defense Rapid Research Response Team on children, youth, and families. She consults nationally with the Gallup Organization on sexual assault prevalence and response in the military justice system.
She recently served as rapporteur on gender-based violence at the fourth Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention in Geneva, Switzerland. She received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy in 2000, the Committee on Women in Psychology Leadership Award in 2003, and a presidential citation in 2008 from the American Psychological Association. In 2010, she was the eighth recipient of the Visionary Award from Ending Violence Against Women International (Vice-President Joe Biden was the first).
Alan E. Kazdin, PhD, is the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, and Director of the Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic, an outpatient treatment service for children and families. Before coming to Yale, he was on the faculty of The Pennsylvania State University, State College, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
At Yale, he has been chairman of the Psychology Department, director of the Yale Child Study Center at the School of Medicine, and director of Child Psychiatric Services, Yale–New Haven Hospital. In 2008, he was President of the American Psychological Association.
He has authored or edited more than 650 articles, chapters, and books. His 45 books focus on child and adolescent psychotherapy, parenting, and aggressive and antisocial behavior. His work has been featured on television (e.g., Good Morning America, Primetime, 20/20, and PBS) as well as in articles on parenting challenges in Slate.com.
- Violence Against Women and Children, Volume 2
In this volume, eminent scholars use a public health model to examine current societal responses to interpersonal violence.