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628 pages, 34 images, 51 contributors Violence Against Women examines a wide range of relationships that may be affected by intimate partner violence and takes a culturally sensitive, international approach to issues underpinning family violence, dating violence, and the injuries children suffer when their caregivers perpetrate violence. This text offers insight into a variety of subjects affecting women domestically and internationally.These subjects include:—Risk assessment for intimate partner violence—Safety planning for victims of intimate partner violence—Criminal prosecution of and protective orders against intimate partner violence—Homicide and suicide related to intimate partner violence—Intimate partner violence in China and among Chinese Americans—Intimate partner violence in LGBTQI relationships—Occurrence of and intervention in cases of intimate partner violence in the military
Acerca de Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD

Angelo Giardino, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in 1987 and specializes in pediatrics. Angelo Giardino was the medical director of Texas Children's Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children's Hospital's forensic pediatrics service at the Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas. Angelo Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Immediately after his fellowship training, Angelo Giardino became the assistant, and then the associate, medical director at Health Partners of Philadelphia, where he had primary responsibility for utilization management, intensive case management, and health care data analysis. He also shared responsibility for the plan's quality improvement program. Additionally, he began the Child Abuse and Neglect Team for Children with Special Health Care Needs, which was funded by a three-year grant from a local philanthropy. In 1998, he was appointed associate chair of clinical operations in the Department of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and in June of 1999 he was asked to chair the CHOP Quality Committee. These accomplishments are only a few of his career.

Acerca de Paul T. Clements, PhD, RN

Paul Thomas Clements is an Associate Clinical Professor. A psychiatric / forensic specialist, he is additionally a Certified Gang Specialist and Certified in Danger Assessment. His clinical experience includes serving as Assistant Director/Bereavement Therapist at the Homicide Bereavement Center at the Office of the Medical Examiner in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and he was appointed as the Director of Operations for the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health. He is an experienced therapist, forensic consultant, and critical incident/trauma response specialist with over 20 years experience in management/administration and crisis intervention. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychiatric Forensic Nursing from The University of Pennsylvania.

Acerca de Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-P, SANE-A

Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, manager of the Forensic Nurse Examiner Program at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Spring, Colorado, is a past-president of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and has served on the IAFN Board since 2006. She previously served for twelve years as the director of the State of New Hampshire Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program. She has 23 years nursing experience and is an educator and expert in the areas of child and adult sexual assault, as well as domestic violence.

Acerca de Karyn E. Holt, PhD, MSN

Karyn Holt is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A nurse educator for over thirteen years, she is an experienced educator teaching both traditionally and online. She is a well-known distance education speaker tracing the development of education through the millennium transition and beyond. She is also a Certified Nurse Midwife and finds teaching both patients and students to be her passion in life. She has been a nurse midwife for sixteen years. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing with Nurse Midwifery specialization and certification from Georgetown University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science from Touro University.

Acerca de Soraya Seedat, MBChB, FC Psych (SA), MMed (Psych), PhD

Soraya Seedat is the Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry (Faculty of Health Sciences) at Stellenbosch University (Cape Town, South Africa) and holds the South African Research Chair in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder from the Department of Science and Technology and National Research Foundation. In addition, she co-directs the Medical Research Council Unit on Anxiety and Stress Disorders. She has extensive research experience in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, with a special interest in clinical and translational work in childhood and adult posttraumatic stress disorder.

Acerca de Catherine Mortiere, PhD

Catherine Mortiere is a Forensic and Clinical Psychologist who works as an expert for the state of New York in the areas of dangerousness and risk analysis in forensic populations, as well as the treatment and evaluation of sexually violent predators. Her psychiatric experience has covered a broad scope of work; including individual, group and team-based treatment for mothers who killed their children, and persons with borderline and anti-social personality, psychopathy, trauma/disaster, and substance/chemical abuse. SHe works in a maximum security hospital for the criminally insane, where the majority of her patients have been adjudicated as not guilty by reason of insanity and has a successful clinical private practice. Besides her work in forensics, she is an adjunct professor for the City University of New York.


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