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Trends in domestic violence service and leadership: implications for an integrated shelter model.

Author: Panzer, P.G; Philip, M.B; Hayward, R.A.
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Date 5/2000
Type Journal
Journal Title: Administration and Policy in Mental Health
Volume/Pages 27(5): 339-352
Subject Matter Administration-Management; Leadership-; Family-violence; Shelters-; Models-; Policy
Abstract Domestic violence is a dangerous and prevalent social problem affecting up to 4 million women and countless children annually. Shelters offer safety and an opportunity for change during the crisis of family violence. These individuals also have the potential for retraumatization if leadership within the program recapitulates the abuse and coercion felt at home. This article reviews three related trends through the lens of power and control--domestic violence policy and service, models of leadership, and the study of traumatic stress disorders and recovery--and describes their implications for modern shelter service delivery. (This is one of six articles in a special issue on leadership in mental health administration.). (Journal abstract.)