Item description for WOMAN BATTERING (Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling) by Carol J. Adams...
Overview This is a comprehensive resource for pastoral care in response to the trauma of woman-battering. Theologically grounded and practically applied, Woman Battering is the perfect combination to equip pastors and pastoral counselors to minister with battered women and battering men.
Publishers Description Written by a new generation of recognized experts in pastoral care, these brief, foundational books offer practical advice to pastors on the most frequent dilemmas of pastoral care and counseling.
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Studio: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.47" Width: 5.49" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1997
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Series Creative Pastoral Care and Counseling
ISBN 0800627857 ISBN13 9780800627850
Availability 0 units.
More About Carol J. Adams
Carol J. Adams is an activist and author of "The Pornography of Meat," "Living Among Meat Eaters," and many other books challenging a sexist, meat-eating world. She is a sought-after speaker throughout North America and Europe, and has been invited to more than 100 campuses to show "The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show," which is always being updated to include contemporary cultural representations.
Carol J. Adams currently resides in the state of Texas.
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Table of Contents Jan 20, 2000
Introduction: Woman-Battering in Christian Congregations? (Why Do Men Batter? Effects of Battering, Crises for Children, The Abused Woman Needs Safety, The Batterer Needs Accountability). Chapter 1: Naming the Abuse (Typical Inhibitors for Battered Women, Why Batterers Do Not Name Their Behavior, Creating the Climate for Disclosure, Knowing the Signs of Abuse). Chapter 2: Being Prepared (Providing Practical Assistance, The Discomfort of Calling to Accountability, An Active Counseling Role, Pastoral Self-Care). Chapter 3: Making Referrals (Arguments Against Couple Counseling, How the Community Responds to the Batterer's Needs, How Battered Women's Services Respond, How to Refer, Affirming the Value of Prosecution, Responding to Child Abuse, Proactive Pastoral Care). Chapter 4: Safety (Why Battered Women Seek Pastoral Care, The Movement to Safety, Is She Safe? Assessing Danger, Has He Changed? Will He Change? Forgiveness. Chapter 5: Accountability (Why Batterers Seek Help, Pastoral Responses to Men Who Batter, How to Respond to Controlling and Violent Behavior, Distinguishing between Remorse and Repentance, Arrest and Accountability, Keep Safety Issues Paramount, Scripture and Men Who Batter). Chapter 6: Suffering and Theology (Maintaining the Focus on Behavior, Suffering and the Survivor's Mission, Jesus' Suffering Was Unique, Jesus Halted the Suffering of Others, No More Suffering Is Necessary, A Community That Offers Bread Not Stones). Conclusion: Creating a Responsive Church Community (Responding to the Victim and the Abuser, Preventive Education, Supporting Community Resources Around Battering. Appendix: Handling an Emergency Call.