Why Doesn’t She Just Leave: Real Women Real Stories, helps friends, family and loved ones gain understanding into the dynamic of domestic violence.
This book is an essential educational tool for anyone working in the healthcare field.”
– Dawn O’Keefe ENCARE Educator for Emergency Nurses’ Association
This anthology shares stories and poems from victims and survivors of domestic violence prefaced with a short introduction to give readers an academic context for the universality of each woman’s experience.
An important book for anyone who needs information about domestic violence.
Social workers and teachers
Police officers, attorneys and judges
Journalists, broadcasters and writers
Psychologists, nurses, and doctors
Family and friends of survivors of domestic violence
…all will learn about the process of victimization and the impact of abuse.
“A vivid and powerful first-hand account of women’s survival, strength, and resilience. A tribute to survivors of intimate partner violence and those who have died at the hands of this devastating health epidemic. A must read for everyone.”
– Lyungai F. Mbilinyi, MPH, PhD
Project Director, Men’s Domestic Abuse Check-up University of Washington
Co-Director, Innovative Programs Research Group, University of Washington
With Chapter Introductions by:
Barbara J. Hart Esq., noted author
Director of Law and Policy
Violence Against Women Initiatives
Muskie School of Public Service
Cutler Institute for Child and Family Policy
University of Southern Maine
Barbara Paradiso, MPA
Director, Program and Center on Domestic Violence
School of Public AffairsUniversity of Colorado Denver
Edited and published by: Heather Stark and Emilee Watturs, both graduates of the Program on Domestic Violence at the University of Colorado at Denver.
Release Date: August of 2008