Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 4, 2008

Acceptability of a Stage-Matched Expert System Intervention for Domestic Violence Offenders
Most interventions for men who batter are standardized and "one-size-fits-all," neglecting individual differences in readiness to change. A multimedia expert system intervention based on the transtheoretical model (the "stage model") was developed as...
Does the Transtheoretical Model Predict Attrition in Domestic Violence Treatment Programs?
Attrition in intervention programs for domestically violent men is considered to be a serious and enduring problem. Researchers have found a number of sociodemographic variables that partially explain this phenomenon; however, models based on these variables...
Readiness to Change, Partner Violence Subtypes, and Treatment Outcomes among Men in Treatment for Partner Assault
Men court-mandated to attend a batterer's intervention program (BIP) were evaluated to determine whether pre-BIP readiness to change and the presence of partner violence subtypes predicted BIP completion, criminal recidivism, and postadjudication partner...
Stages of Change in Batterers and Their Response to Treatment
One important dimension of individual differences among batterers is their readiness to change. According to the transtheoretical model (Prochaska & DiClemente, 1984), all individuals go through precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action,...
The Revised Safe at Home Instrument for Assessing Readiness to Change Intimate Partner Violence
This article describes the development and factor structure of the Revised Safe At Home instrument, a 35-item self-report measure designed to assess individuals' readiness to change their intimate partner violence behaviors. Seven new items have been...
The Transtheoretical Model in Intimate Partner Violence Victimization: Stage Changes over Time
The transtheoretical model of behavior change (TTM) has been extended to describe the process of change in victims of intimate partner violence (IPV); however, it has not been validated over time or in a population of women experiencing IPV who are not...
Understanding and Facilitating the Change Process in Perpetrators and Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: Summary and Commentary
One of the main contributions of the transtheoretical model of behavior change (TTM; Prochaska & DiClemente, 1984) has been to sharpen our conceptual focus on motivation and readiness to change. The idea that individuals (and larger systems as well)...