Ester R.A. Leutenberg and Dr. John J. Liptak
Many workbooks, workshops, and self-help systems exist to help people explore ways of overcoming abusive relationships. In the past twenty years, research studies have focused on the value of self-reflection and journaling to explore personal characteristics, identify ineffective behaviors, and examine thoughts and feelings that lead to these counterproductive behaviors. The Domestic Violence Survival Workbook is unique in that it combines two powerful psychological tools designed to enhance domestic violence coping skills: self-assessment and journaling.
Recently the problems of family violence and domestic abuse have been brought to the forefront of our consciousness. Part of the problem is that domestic violence encompasses many types of abuse, including physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or verbal, financial, or any combination. The reality is that domestic violence occurs in families of all races, cultures, and socio-economic levels. Recognizing early warning signs is critical in the reduction of domestic violence.
The five sections of the workbook help participants learn skills for recognizing and effectively dealing with abusive relationships, utilizing domestic violence worksheets.
Domestic Violence Worksheets
Each of the five sections contains assessment instruments, activity handouts, domestic violence worksheets, reflective questions for journaling, and educational handouts. They also provide assessment instruments, activity handouts, reflective questions for journaling, and educational handouts.
The Domestic Violence Survival Workbook includes instructions for the professional to get the most out of the material. It is a practical tool for helping professionals such as therapists, counselors, psychologists, teachers, group leaders, etc. Depending on the role of the professional using The Domestic Violence Survival Workbook and the specific group’s needs, these sections can be used individually, combined, or as part of an integrated curriculum for a more comprehensive approach.
This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device and to access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.
Need a creative way to start your session? Use the Domestic Violence Survival Card Deck. The open-ended questions will break the ice and stimulate conversation. Use them alone or in conjunction with the corresponding page in the book.
Ask others in the room their definition of domestic violence. Afterwards, share: Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behaviors by one partner against another in an intimate relationship.
How does your partner try to control you by imposing opinions and a worldview on you?
What keeps you dependent emotionally on your partner or other people?