The Social Dynamics of Family Violence, 2nd Ed. Instructor Resources

Teaching Materials for The Social Dynamics of Family Violence, 2nd Edition

The second edition of The Social Dynamics of Family Violence contains a new chapter focusing on institutionalized violence, which features an examination of sports, the military, and sexual abuse cases occurring on college campuses. Hattery and Smith also examine violence against women globally and relate this to violence in the United States. Unique coverage of same-sex and multicultural couples, as well as of theory and methods, make this text an essential element of any course considering the sociology of family violence.

These instructor resources are designed to enhance the content of The Social Dynamics of Family Violence in order to help you plan your course and better engage students. If you have any suggestions on how to improve the book or the online resources, please contact Westview Press at

Test Bank, PowerPoint Slides, and Transition Guide

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A Transition Guide is also available for professors who are switching from the 1st edition to the 2nd edition of The Social Dynamics of Family Violence in their courses.
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Further Resources

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Web Resources

Elder Abuse

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse
NCPEA is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America’s most vulnerable citizens.

Journal of the American Medical Association Fact Sheet on Elder Abuse

Child abuse

ChildHelp is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect.

Exchange SCAN
Exchange SCAN’s mission is “To Treat and Prevent Child Abuse in North Carolina.”

Prevent Child Abuse America
Since 1972, Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) has led the way in building awareness, providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children.

Department of Health and Human Services

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Child Sexual Abuse and Churches

The Boston Globe not only broke the Catholic Church scandal in the United States but also has archives where all of the facts of the cases, the priests involved, the cardinals who covered it up, and the trials can be examined. We highly recommend you explore this invaluable resource on your own.

United Church of Christ (UCC) Safe Book (PDF download)

Violence on College Campuses

Intimate Partner Violence: 1 is 2 Many

Rape on College Campuses: It’s On Us (video)

Intimate Partner Violence

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. 2003. Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (PDF download)

Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ Community

Rainbow Response, the only dedicated resource for IPV in the LGBTQ community

Batterer Intervention Programs


Religion and Intimate Partner Violence

“ReligionLink is the only religion story idea and source list resource by journalists, for journalists.” ReligionLink provides the following resources—organized by specific religion—for religiously-based organizations that are working to combat issues of domestic violence and other forms of family violence.


Peace and Safety in the Christian Home
This organization is a coalition of academics, professionals, clergy and laypeople alarmed by domestic violence in the Christian home.

The Task Force to Stop Abuse Against Women
Winnie Bartel: 661-746-4748
This group was formed in 1997 by members of the International World Evangelical Fellowship to educate evangelical clergy and to reduce domestic violence.


The Awareness Center
The Awareness Center was the Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault, an international organization that addresses sexual violence in Jewish communities.

Jewish Women International
Jewish Women International is an advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that promotes safe home environments for Jewish women and girls.


The Muslim Women’s League
The Muslim Women’s League is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the status of women in the American Muslim community. Part of its mission is to create awareness about domestic violence within the American Muslim Community.

The Peaceful Families Project
PFP is a national organization devoted to ending domestic violence in Muslim families by facilitating awareness workshops for Muslim leaders and communities, providing cultural sensitivity trainings for professionals, conducting research, and developing resources.


FaithTrust Institute
FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence.

Sakhi for South Asian Women
Sakhi for South Asian Women unites survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as we work together to create h4 and healthy communities.

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