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Overcoming Conflicting Loyalties: Intimate Partner Violence, Community Resources, and Faith

Overcoming Conflicting Loyalties: Intimate Partner Violence, Community Resources, and Faith
 

Benefits of secular and sacral communities working together to help victims of intimate partner violence.

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ISBN 9781772120639
Barcode 9781772120639
Published 1 November 2015 by The University of Alberta Pres
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Sevcik, Irene
By Rothery, Michael
By Nason-Clark, Nancy
By Pynn, Robert
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781772120639
ISBN-10 1772120634
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The University of Alberta Pres
Imprint The University of Alberta Press
Publication Date 1 November 2015
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Sevcik, Irene
By Rothery, Michael
By Nason-Clark, Nancy
By Pynn, Robert
Category Religion & Beliefs
Christian social thought & activity
Religious Social & Pastoral Thought & Activity
Social Sciences
Women's Studies
Sexual Abuse
Counselling
Psychology
Psychotherapy
Family & Other Relationships: General
Number of Pages 296
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 362.8292
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

To date, little has been published about the place of spirituality in working with survivors of intimate partner violence. Overcoming Conflicting Loyalties examines the intersection of faith and culture in the lives of religious and ethno-cultural women in the context of the work of FaithLink, a unique community initiative that encourages religious leaders and secular service providers to work together. The authors present the benefits of such cooperation by reporting the findings of three qualitative research studies. Individuals in secular and sacral services who work with victims of domestic violence, as well as academics in the fields of social work, psychology, and religious studies, will benefit from the insights, depth of experience, and range of voices represented in this valuable book.

Irene Sevcik, Michael Rothery, Nancy Nason-Clark, and The Very Rev. Robert Pynn have brought their professional expertise and experiences to benefit FaithLink at different times and in different capacities. All of the authors live in Calgary except Nason-Clark, who lives in Fredericton.

Sponsored by The Calgary Foundation.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review "For individuals embedded in a religious tradition, their faith story and community can be a challenge or an asset to their journey to safety and wellbeing. Sacred and secular organizations can find themselves out of sync with each other around the challenge of IPV [Intimate Partner Violence]. Overcoming Conflicting Loyalties reflects on the grass roots practice and transdisciplinary model of FaithLink which effectively linked secular-based service providers and faith communities and so enabled families to move towards safety and health." [Full article athttp://bit.ly/1KaRIyh]

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Author's Bio

Irene Sevcik holds a PhD in Social Work and a Masters of Religious Education. Throughout her career, Sevcik developed and managed intervention programs for children and families. Prior to her retirement she served as Program Director of FaithLink. She has led numerous discussion groups and developed and offered training to religious organizations regarding the implementation of intimate partner and child sexual abuse protocol guidelines. Michael Rothery is Professor Emeritus of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Through most of his career, he taught social work theory, research, and practice, while remaining active in the community as a volunteer and scholar. His publications include books on clinical social work practice, family violence, and research methods. Introduced by FaithLink to the complexities of human services in the context of the secular/sacral divide, he has, in recent years, devoted time and energy to understanding the relationship between religious and secular helping for people experiencing intimate partner violence. Nancy Nason-Clark is Professor (and Chair) of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick and Acting Director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research. She is the author of several books including Men Who Batter (with Fisher-Townsend; Oxford, 2015), and No Place for Abuse (with Kroeger; IVP, 2010). Her research program involves a variety of projects examining the relationship between abuse, faith, gender, and culture. The Very Rev. Robert Pynn earned his graduate degree from the The Episcopal Theological School in Harvard University. He was born in Toronto and lived and worked in Ottawa and Vancouver before moving to Calgary. He served as Archdeacon and Dean of the Anglican Diocese as well as Prolocutor of the church's highest national body. Throughout his career he has inspired and helped found many social programs, including Homefront and FaithLink. Robert Pynn has received numerous awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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