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Author Shostack, Albert L.

Title Shelters for battered women and their children [electronic resource] : a comprehensive guide to planning and operating safe and caring residential programs / by Albert L. Shostack.

Imprint Springfield, Ill. : Charles C Thomas, ©2001.

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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 236 pages) : illustrations
Summary Having made enormous strides since the first shelters for battered women opened in the 1970s, these institutions are still planned and operated according to local needs, regulations, and resources. There are, however, a number of universal standards, or guidelines for shelter planners, boards, staffs and volunteers. The author has interviewed a number of individuals whose work is dedicated to shelters for battered women and their children, and he supplements those interviews with additional research. This volume compiles his research through an exploration of current statistics on shelter operations, current assistance opportunities for shelters and the women who turn to them for help, and some current realities of shelter life.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-233) and index.
Contents Ch. I. Getting Started -- Ch. II. A Home for the Shelter -- Ch. III. Shelter Services -- Ch. IV. Outreach Services -- Ch. V. The Shelter Staff-I -- Ch. VI. The Shelter Staff-II -- Ch. VII. Financing Shelter Operations -- Ch. VIII. Admissions -- Ch. IX. Processing New Residents -- Ch. X. Counseling -- Ch. XI. Helping Victims Assert Their Legal Rights -- Ch. XII. Everyday Life in a Shelter -- Ch. XIII. Health Care -- XIV. Building a Supportive Social Milieu -- XV. Security -- A Major Concern -- XVI. The Departure of Residents.
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Subject Women's shelters -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Abused women -- Services for -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Handbooks and manuals.
Other Form: Print version: Shostack, Albert L. Shelters for battered women and their children. Springfield, Ill. : Charles C Thomas, ©2001 0398071438 (DLC) 00046683 (OCoLC)45002192
ISBN 9780398083281 (electronic bk.)
0398083282 (electronic bk.)