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Family Interventions in Domestic Violence

Family Interventions in Domestic Violence

A Handbook of Gender-Inclusive Theory and Treatment

  • Author: John Hamel, LCSW,Tonia L. Nicholls, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826103291
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 664
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In this exciting new book John Hamel, author of the ground-breaking Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, and Tonia Nicholls go beyond the traditional intervention theories of domestic violence practiced today. Offering alternative, unbiased and sometimes controversial views, theories, and current research, they, along with renowned contributors in the field, provide new treatment options that encompass a wide range of gender dynamics. Here are just some of the key principles covered: Interventions Should Be Based on a Thorough Unbiased Assessment Victim/Perpetrator Distinctions are Overstated, and Much Partner Abuse is Mutual Regardless of Perpetrator Gender, Child Witnesses to Partner Abuse are Adversely Affected, and are at Risk for Perpetrating Partner Abuse as Adults This new gender-inclusive approach to assessment and intervention provides a significant departure from traditional paradigms of domestic violence, and offers a much-needed awareness to effectively prevent violence in our communities today and for future generations.

Family interventions in domestic violence

Family interventions in domestic violence

a handbook of gender-inclusive theory and treatment

  • Author: John Hamel,Tonia L. Nicholls
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826102454
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 642
  • View: 2055
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Moving beyond current intervention theories and practices, this new innovative handbook of gender-inclusive theory and treatment offers practitioners and scholars alternative views in responding to the ever growing problem of domestic violence in communities.

Violence in Families

Violence in Families

Assessing Prevention and Treatment Programs

  • Author: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on the Assessment of Family Violence Interventions
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 9780309175463
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 416
  • View: 9220
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Reports of mistreated children, domestic violence, and abuse of elderly persons continue to strain the capacity of police, courts, social services agencies, and medical centers. At the same time, myriad treatment and prevention programs are providing services to victims and offenders. Although limited research knowledge exists regarding the effectiveness of these programs, such information is often scattered, inaccessible, and difficult to obtain. Violence in Families takes the first hard look at the successes and failures of family violence interventions. It offers recommendations to guide services, programs, policy, and research on victim support and assistance, treatments and penalties for offenders, and law enforcement. Included is an analysis of more than 100 evaluation studies on the outcomes of different kinds of programs and services. Violence in Families provides the most comprehensive review on the topic to date. It explores the scope and complexity of family violence, including identification of the multiple types of victims and offenders, who require different approaches to intervention. The book outlines new strategies that offer promising approaches for service providers and researchers and for improving the evaluation of prevention and treatment services. Violence in Families discusses issues that underlie all types of family violence, such as the tension between family support and the protection of children, risk factors that contribute to violent behavior in families, and the balance between family privacy and community interventions. The core of the book is a research-based review of interventions used in three institutional sectors--social services, health, and law enforcement settings--and how to measure their effectiveness in combating maltreatment of children, domestic violence, and abuse of the elderly. Among the questions explored by the committee: Does the child protective services system work? Does the threat of arrest deter batterers? The volume discusses the strength of the evidence and highlights emerging links among interventions in different institutional settings. Thorough, readable, and well organized, Violence in Families synthesizes what is known and outlines what needs to be discovered. This volume will be of great interest to policymakers, social services providers, health care professionals, police and court officials, victim advocates, researchers, and concerned individuals.

Battered women and their families

Battered women and their families

intervention strategies and treatment programs

  • Author: Albert R. Roberts
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 209
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Battered Women and Their Families

Battered Women and Their Families

Intervention Strategies and Treatment Programs, Third Edition

  • Author: Albert R. Roberts DSW, PhD, BCETS, DACFE
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826145918
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 656
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With a foreword by Barbara W. White, PhD, University of Texas at Austin The definitive work on battered women is now in a timely third edition. Considered the complete, in-depth guide to effective interventions for this pervasive social disease, Battered Women and Their Families has been updated to include new case studies, cultural perspectives, and assessment protocols. In an area of counseling that cannot receive enough attention, Dr. Robert's work stands out as an essential treatment tool for all clinical social workers, nurses, physicians, and graduate students who work with battered women on a daily basis. New chapters on same-sex violence, working with children in shelters, immigrant women affected by domestic violence, and elder mistreatment round out this unbiased, multicultural look at treatment programs for battered women.

Social Work and Family Violence, Second Edition

Social Work and Family Violence, Second Edition

Theories, Assessment, and Intervention

  • Author: Joan McClennen, PhD,Amanda M. Keys, PhD, LCSW,Michele Day, PhD, MSW
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826133495
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 426
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The second edition of this comprehensive text for MSW and BSW students studying family violence is fully reorganized for improved flow of information, is substantially revised, and is updated to reflect current scholarship and practice. Focusing on child abuse and maltreatment, intimate partner violence (IPV), and older adult abuse, the book covers assessment procedures and evidence-based treatments used by social workers with victims and perpetrators of all age groups and of both genders. It provides expanded information on agencies advocating on behalf of children including child advocacy centers, guardians ad litem, and court-appointed special advocates as well as child welfare laws and policies. The textbook provides updated information related to IPV and vulnerable/at-risk populations including sex trafficking victims, veterans, and male victims. The second edition also features more in-depth theoretical information integrated with case studies, and new information regarding technological issues and criminal justice reform. The authors address assessments and interventions for adult victims of family violence, adult survivors of child abuse, child witnesses of domestic violence, adolescent victims of dating violence, older adult victims of abuse, and both male and female perpetrators of abuse. The text encompasses several features that make it particularly useful in the classroom, including real-life case studies in every chapter, key terms, and discussion questions. An updated and robust instructor package includes a fully revised Test Bank and more detailed PowerPoints. New to the Second Edition: Aligns with 2015 CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards Adds updated news articles to help stimulate discussion on chapter content Updated instructor package including fully revised Test Bank Updated and expanded PowerPoint presentations Expanded information in the child maltreatment section on child advocacy centers, guardians ad litem, and court-appointed special advocates A new child maltreatment case example and SMART plan Updated child welfare laws and policies Expanded coverage of safety planning and protection orders for IPV victims New coverage of IPV and sex trafficking Expanded coverage of IPV with male victims and their female perpetrators Coverage of multiple vulnerable and at-risk populations Use of pet therapy and service dogs for IPV in military Updated material on causation of older adult abuse Inclusion of instrument to screen for maltreatment Expanded chapter on assessment and intervention of older adult abuse Example of a possible risk assessment for older adults

Domestic Violence and Family Safety

Domestic Violence and Family Safety

A systemic approach to working with violence in families

  • Author: Janette Cooper,Arlene Vetere
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470713712
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 238
  • View: 8573
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The book aims to explore the exciting opportunities offered by a systemic approach for mental health professionals and psychotherapists when working with families and other systems where domestic violence in intimate relationships is of concern. The main purpose of the book lies in the application of systemic thinking to safety and to understanding the complexity of domestic violence on family relationships over time. The authors outline their approach to these complex issues based on their eight years of joint experience in the Reading Safer Families project. They draw from a broad field of family psychology and systemic psychotherapy to distil the theories, methods and techniques most helpful to practitioners working in modern public and voluntary agencies. Their systemic approach to issues of risk, responsibility and collaboration provides a coherent framework within which to integrate practice. The book also provides a practice orientated and detailed approach to risk assessment, risk management and family reunification. This book will be of interest to practitioners in clinical and educational psychology, social work, nursing, psychiatry, probation, health visiting, counselling and psychotherapy, who work with individuals living in intimate relationships where violence may be of concern, and also to practice supervisors, trainers, trainees and students in these disciplines.

Protecting Children from Domestic Violence

Protecting Children from Domestic Violence

Strategies for Community Intervention

  • Author: Peter G. Jaffe,Linda L. Baker,Alison J. Cunningham
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 9781572309920
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 238
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Donation from Centre for Children & Families in the Justice System of the London Family Court Clinic 2004.

Engaging with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

Engaging with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

Practical Techniques for Early Intervention

  • Author: Chris Newman,Kate Iwi
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 0857007386
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 176
  • View: 8269
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Child protection and family workers can complete training without learning about how to work with domestic abuse perpetrators - but intervening at an early stage can make a real difference to increasing family safety. This concise book equips practitioners with the knowledge and techniques they need to make the most of limited client contact with perpetrators. It outlines how to briefly assess perpetrators, how to prepare them for a perpetrator programme, and describes a range of interventions that can be used to reduce the risk they represent in the meantime. Drawing on approaches from motivational work, anger management, CBT and feminist models, but written in practical and easy to follow language, the book provides guidance for carrying out interviews and assessing risk, how to use safety plans, signals and time outs, understanding the impact of abuse on victims, how to analyse incidents of abuse and how to make an effective referral. This reliable guide is a useful reference for any child protection worker wanting to make the most of the valuable opportunity they have to engage with domestic violence perpetrators.

Domestic Violence Treatment for Abusive Women

Domestic Violence Treatment for Abusive Women

A Treatment Manual

  • Author: Ellen L. Bowen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136867244
  • Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Page: 214
  • View: 5202
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Recognizing that women can be as abusive in their intimate partnerships as men, this book provides the clinician with comprehensive information to understand the unique characteristics and treatment implications for women's domestic violence. Practical and effective guidance is given for conducting group treatment of abusive women.

Innovations in Interventions to Address Intimate Partner Violence

Innovations in Interventions to Address Intimate Partner Violence

Research and Practice

  • Author: Tod Augusta-Scott,Katreena Scott,Leslie M. Tutty
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315532751
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 286
  • View: 917
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Innovations in Interventions to Address Intimate Partner Violence: Research and Practice speaks to what can be done to effectively intervene to end intimate partner violence against women. Including contributions from both researchers and practitioners, chapters describe service innovations across systems in large urban and remote rural contexts, aimed at majority and minority populations, and that utilize a range of theoretical perspectives to understand and promote change in violence and victimization. Reflecting this range, contributions to this volume are organized into five sections: legal responses to domestic violence, intervention with men who have perpetrated domestic violence, responses to women who have experienced domestic violence, restorative approaches to intimate partner violence, and a section on integrating intervention for domestic violence across systems. The book highlights advances in practice which will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students.

Future interventions with battered women and their families

Future interventions with battered women and their families

  • Author: Zvi Eisikovits
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
  • ISBN: 9780803959446
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 244
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The innovative character of the battered women's movement is evident in countries around the world. Providing an integrated and balanced view of the many facets of this international problem, Future Interventions with Battered Women and Their Families critically examines the progress made and assesses the strategies for the future. This much-needed volume addresses the surge of efforts in the battered women's movement while challenging the reader to reflect, assimilate, and take action. An outstanding group of experts from around the globe studies important features of the movement, including --the way in which different societies define the problem --global organizing efforts to end violence against women --innovative strategies to organize informal social networks --new interventions to assist victims/survivors, perpetrators, and their children --practice research that informs intervention Future Interventions with Battered Women and Their Families provides diverse perspectives and directions for the movement that will influence a wide range of professionals serving battered women and their families, including medical and mental health professionals, battered women's advocates, legal and law enforcement professionals, policymakers, and students in social work, psychology, counseling psychology, and women's studies.

Family Violence and Men of Color

Family Violence and Men of Color

Healing the Wounded Male Spirit, Second Edition

  • Author: Ricardo Carrillo, PhD, PhD,Jerry Tello, MS
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826117557
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 256
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"This innovative book examines an important, timely topicÖThe content will greatly enhance practitioners' and students' understanding and skills in working with men of color." - Elaine P. Congress, DSW, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service "Family Violence and Men of Color is the best book in cross-cultural issues and domestic violence that I have ever read. It is a good combination of literature review, clinical interventions and cultural imagery." -Daniel Sonkin, PhD, Marriage, Family and Child Counselor Family violence is an international epidemic that knows no cultural boundaries, but for years research has overlooked the historical, political and cultural factors that often lead men toward violent behavior. The first edition of Family Violence and Men of Color broke new ground by closely examining the relationship between race and family violence. This revised edition offers an even broader, cross-cultural analysis of male violence and more specialized treatment methods and approaches. Key Features: Chapters analyzing violent behavioral patterns in each major community of color Three new chapters on the African-American and Maori ommunities, in addition to the Latino, Native American, Asian, and South American communities Culturally-based strategies and models that enhance the efficacy of existing intervention programs for men who batter Integrates clinical, experiential, and narrative approaches to family violence This text calls for a critical evaluation and transformation of cultural practices that promote violence against women, and will be pivotal in the development of more effective prevention and intervention programs in the years to come.

Strengths-Based Batterer Intervention

Strengths-Based Batterer Intervention

A New Paradigm in Ending Family Violence

  • Author: Dr. Catherine Simmons, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826110824
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 344
  • View: 4815
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"This book harkens a new era of intimate partner violence intervention, one in which we are free to experiment with alternative ways to end intimate partner abuse." -Julia C. Babcock, PhD Professor, University of Houston, TX (From the Foreword) "The book you hold in your hands offers a variety of approaches intended to help abusive men change by utilizing the strengths and assets they already possess." -Chris Huffine, PsyD Clinical Director Allies in Change Counseling Center Portland, OR (From the Foreword) Strengths-based batterer intervention programs serve as a unique approach to intimate partner violence (IPV), building on individual strengths-not deficits-to help IPV offenders end their abusive lifestyles. This book assists counselors in providing IPV offenders with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to permanently change their offending behavior. The book discusses emerging theories and presents cutting-edge batterer intervention techniques that use positive psychology, such as solution-focused therapy, strengths-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing. Key Features: Chapters are conveniently organized by therapeutic model, each discussing the latest research, core concepts, objectives, and applications Case studies, both real-life and hypothetical, presenting quotes from and dialogues with offenders undergoing treatment Counselor tools, including exercises, questions, and assessment strategies that build on the offenders' strengths and competencies Family violence professionals must recognize the power their clients have to utilize their strengths, skills, talents, desires, and dreams. It is from these strengths that clients will be able to transform themselves into the people they want to be.

Intimate Partner and Family Abuse

Intimate Partner and Family Abuse

A Casebook of Gender Inclusive Therapy

  • Author: John Hamel, LCSW
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780826121363
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 408
  • View: 9501
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"The collected case examples are noteworthy in their diversity of presenting issue, treatment format, and outcome. As a whole, they underline our continued need to conduct assessments with clients prior to initiating treatment, to direct treatment toward identified client-related problems (in essence, meeting clients where they are), and to collect data that speaks to the effectiveness of our interventions in many settings and with many types of clients." -Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of South Alabama Shows how to successfully conduct family interventions using case studies Includes male-perpetrated, female-perpetrated, and mutual violence scenarios Presents a variety of theoretical orientations Includes discussion questions after each case study This casebook showcases a wide variety of couples and families whose domestic violence cases vary in their composition, ethnic and socioeconomic status, and mental health issues. The case authors outline different therapeutic approaches for each case, including cognitive-behavioral, family systems, feminist, problem-solving, and many others. Each account includes a thorough description of the assessment procedure, treatment goals and reasons for selecting a particular approach and an account of the course of treatment. The book is primarily intended for mental health professionals and graduate students in the fields of family therapy, counseling, and family violence; but will also be of value to anyone in the field of family violence and those concerned with domestic violence public policy, prevention, and intervention.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Protection, Prevention and Intervention

  • Author: Sarah Hilder,Vanessa Bettinson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137524529
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 332
  • View: 3236
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This book presents a variety of socio-legal perspectives on issues of domestic violence and abuse. Focussing on contemporary research and practice developments in policing, law, statutory and voluntary sectors, the contributors to this volume cover a vast spectrum of initiatives and professional expertise concerned variably with protection, prevention and intervention priorities. The challenges of “joined up” thinking across these perspectives are apparent as the varied definitions, underpinning ideologies, terminologies, the profile of the victim/survivor’s voice and identified gaps in service provision appearing in this book illustrate. As a reflection on the current economic climate, some of the perspectives presented necessarily compete rather than complement each other, an issue the volume highlights and addresses. Achieving a broader understanding of these issues and insights into a range of activity in this context is vital for both the practitioner and academic alike, whatever their perspective./div

Confronting Chronic Neglect

Confronting Chronic Neglect

The Education and Training of Health Professionals on Family Violence

  • Author: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Training Needs of Health Professionals to Respond to Family Violence
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 9780309170826
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
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As many as 20 to 25 percent of American adultsâ€"or one in every four peopleâ€"have been victimized by, witnesses of, or perpetrators of family violence in their lifetimes. Family violence affects more people than cancer, yet it’s an issue that receives far less attention. Surprisingly, many assume that health professionals are deliberately turning a blind eye to this traumatic social problem. The fact is, very little is being done to educate health professionals about family violence. Health professionals are often the first to encounter victims of abuse and neglect, and therefore they play a critical role in ensuring that victimsâ€"as well as perpetratorsâ€"get the help they need. Yet, despite their critical role, studies continue to describe a lack of education for health professionals about how to identify and treat family violence. And those that have been trained often say that, despite their education, they feel ill-equipped or lack support from by their employers to deal with a family violence victim, sometimes resulting in a failure to screen for abuse during a clinical encounter. Equally problematic, the few curricula in existence often lack systematic and rigorous evaluation. This makes it difficult to say whether or not the existing curricula even works. Confronting Chronic Neglect offers recommendations, such as creating education and research centers, that would help raise awareness of the problem on all levels. In addition, it recommends ways to involve health care professionals in taking some responsibility for responding to this difficult and devastating issue. Perhaps even more importantly, Confronting Chronic Neglect encourages society as a whole to share responsibility. Health professionals alone cannot solve this complex problem. Responding to victims of family violence and ultimately preventing its occurrence is a societal responsibility

Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children

Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children

The Future of Research, Intervention, and Social Policy

  • Author: Sandra A. Graham-Bermann,Jeffrey L. Edleson
  • Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
  • ISBN: 9781557987792
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 332
  • View: 5550
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Examines the role of domestic violence and child maltreatment in the lives of children. The chapter highlights available measures, methods for analyzing data, advances in intervention, and strategies and minimum standards for coordinating research in domestic violence. The authors extend the results of their work into the public arena by taking into account implications for public policy, legislation, and fund raising.

Social Work and Domestic Violence

Social Work and Domestic Violence

Developing Critical and Reflective Practice

  • Author: Lesley Laing,Cathy Humphreys,Kate Cavanagh
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446275418
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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Domestic violence affects all areas of social work. This book shows how social workers can intervene in everyday practice with victims, their families and perpetrators of domestic abuse. It provides students with knowledge of theory, research and policy to put directly in practice across a variety of legal and service-user contexts. Topics covered include: Child protection Interprofessional collaboration The policy and legal context Working with women Working with men Each chapter begins with a case study and concludes with reflective questions to highlight practice dilemmas and challenge students to reflect critically. Further reading from a rich range of sources guides readers to expand their knowledge. This book will be valuable reading for students studying domestic violence, child protection, and family social work, as well as practitioners of Social Work.

Program Evaluation and Family Violence Research

Program Evaluation and Family Violence Research

  • Author: Sally K. Ward,David Finkelhor
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317719999
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 336
  • View: 556
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Understand and evaluate family violence programs for your community! Twenty years ago, the major issue in creating interventions to prevent domestic violence was persuading the courts, the funding agencies, and society that domestic violence was a serious problem worthy of time, trouble, and money. Now that the importance of domestic violence has been established, we need safe and effective ways to evaluate those interventions to see which ones are working and how they can be improved. Program Evaluation and Family Violence Research brings together some of the best minds in the field discussing such vital evaluation issues as policy implications, alternative designs for evaluation studies, and ethical concerns. This comprehensive book approaches the vexed question of evaluation with compassion as well as scientific rigor. Clearly, traditional double-blind studies and control groups are difficult to conduct when family violence is the subject; it is ethically indefensible to sit back and watch abusers hurt their mates or children when interventions are available. Yet finding usable methods of program evaluation is also essential. Program Evaluation and Family Violence Research confronts these questions and discusses practical ways to evaluate a variety of domestic violence programs. Program Evaluation and Family Violence Research draws on years of experience to address the difficult questions raised, including: going beyond evaluating program effectiveness to analyze why and how interventions help change behavior creating new research designs to adapt to the unique concerns of the family violence field using meta-analysis for program evaluation research determining the interaction between research and program results identifying barriers between community activists and social scientists that may impede research Program Evaluation and Family Violence Research offers fresh and creative ways to do program evaluations, guarantee subjects’physical and emotional safety, and make good science humane.