Tensions Amist Violence: Encountering the Everyday Revelation

  • Marty Dewees, Ph.D. University of Vermont

Abstract

The following narrative describes the author's experience conducting an exploratory assessment project designed
to examine the intersection of Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence (DV/SV) programs and the mental health
service system in a small New England state. Although this particular project focused on the standpoint of DV/SV
program staff, it is as much her story about what she found as assessor. It was conceived as "Part J" of a larger
project. Future efforts will explore the positions of mental health staff and address the experience of survivors of DV/SV.
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