OverviewHow can the health care system be transformed from a site of further victimization to a place of sanctuary and empowerment for battered women and their children? Empowering Survivors of Abuse provides nurses, physicians, social workers, and public health professionals with the skills needed to effectively intervene in cases of domestic violence. This comprehensive yet accessible volume contains an excellent compilation of original research along with clinical, policy, and educational applications to guide the reader toward an understanding of abused women+'ÃÃÃ¡s experience. Empowering Survivors of Abuse is one of the first books to address issues and interventions specific to abused women of special populations including chapters on adolescent, African American, Native American, Hispanic, migrant, and rural women. Strategies for violence prevention, early identification, clinical interventions, and policy reformation are vital topics covered by contributors who are directly involved, on a daily basis, with victims of interpersonal violence. An invaluable addition to the scholarly-based, practical literature, Empowering Survivors of Abuse is relevant to a variety of readers in the fields of nursing, mental health, criminal justice, and social work. This book is also a must-have for shelter and system advocates, policy makers, and health planners as well as advanced students in these areas.