domestic violence, law enforcement personnel, emergency room personnel
Victims of domestic violence present a challenge to law enforcement and emergency room personnel. The authors propose a helping approach to assist these professionals. This paradigm is composed of: active and empathetic listening, acceptance without judgment, identifying victims’ strengths, honoring victims as experts, and the process of leaving an abusive relationship.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Peters, Scott; Trepal, Heather C.; de Vries, Sabina; Day, Sally W.; and Leeth, Christopher, "Victims of Domestic Violence and Front-Line Workers: A Helping Paradigm" (2009). Counseling and Guidance Faculty Publications. 6.