Heterosexual Women Arrested for Domestic Violence: Practice Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment Planning
Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Carol F. Kuechler, MSSW, Ph.D., LISW
Michael Schock, Ph.D.
Beth Zemsky, MAEd, LICSW
Heterosexual women arrested for violence are often referred to supportive services similar to those provided for battered women although there is limited documentation to justify similar treatment. The results of a questionnaire mailed to 20 practitioners and researchers form the basis for practice guidelines to standardize assessment and treatment planning for heterosexual women arrested for domestic violence. The emphasis of the practice guidelines is on the complex assessment and intervention decisions that arise when a woman has been arrested for using violence in self-defense. Practice guidelines will assist practitioners in justifying decisions about interventions for women arrested for violence against male partners and assist practitioners in treating individuals arrested for violence uniformly.
Braley, Michele R., "Heterosexual Women Arrested for Domestic Violence: Practice Guidelines for Assessment and Treatment Planning" (1996). Theses and Graduate Projects. 80.