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Books and Articles


"Evaluating the Efficacy of Interventions with Men Who Batte"

Aldarondo, E. (2002). In E. Aldarondo and F. Mederos (Eds.)
Men who Batter: Intervention and Prevention Strategies in a Diverse Society (pp. 3-1 – 3-20). New York: Civic Research Institute.


“What is Dating Violence?  An Exploratory Study of Hispanic Adolescent Definitions” 

Smith, A., Winokur, K., & Palenski, J. (2005). Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 3(1/2), 1-20.


 “Child Custody Determinants in Cases Involving Intimate Partner Violence: a Human Rights Analysis” 

Silverman, J.G., Mesh, C.M., Cuthbert, C.V., Slote, K., &Bancroft, L. (2004).  American Journal of Public Health, 94(6), 951-957.


 “Immigrant Latinas’ Conceptualizations of Intimate Partner Violence”

Adames, S. B., & Campbell, R. (2005). Violence Against Women 11 (10), 1341-1364.


Views of Child Sexual Abuse in Two Cultural Communities: An Exploratory Study Among African Americans and Latinos” 

Fontes, L.A., Cruz, M., & Tabachnick, J. (2001). Child Maltreatment, 6(2), 103-107. 


“An Overview of Intimate Partner Violence Among Latinos” 

Klevens, J. (2007).Violence Against Women, 13(2), 111-122.


“Latino Teens Talk About Help Seeking and Help Giving in Relation to Dating Violence” 

Ocampo, B.W., Shelley, G.A., Jaycox, L.H. (2007). Violence Against Women, 13 (2), 172-189. 


“The Weakness of Family Ties and Their Perpetuating Effects on Gender Violence” 

Agoff, C., Herrera, C., Castro, R. (2007). Violence Against Women, 13 (11), 1203-1220. 


“Peer and Family Influences on Adolescent Anger Expression and the Acceptance of Cross Gender Aggression” 

Quigley, D.D., Jaycox, L.H., McCaffrey, D.F., Marshall, G.N. (2006). Violence and Victims, 21 (5), 597-610.


When Do Women Who Live With Domestic Violence Seek Health Services” 

Hijar, M., Avila-Burgos, L., Valdez-Santiago, R. (2006). Salud Mental, 29 (6), 57-64.


“Fighting Families: Family Characteristics Associated with Domestic Violence in Five Latin American Countries” 

Flake, D., & Forste, R. (2006). Journal of Family Violence, 21 (1), 19-29. 


"Predicting Physical Abuse Against Pregnant Hispanic Women."

McFarlane, J., Wiist, W., and Watson, M. (1998).
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
, 15(2), 134-138.


"A Risk Marker Analysis of Wife Assault in Latino Families."

Aldarondo, E., Kaufman Kantor, G., & Jasinski, J. L. (2002).
Violence Against Women, 8(4), 429-454.


"Wife Abuse Among Women of Childbearing Age in Nicaragua"

Ellsberg, M., Peña, R., Herrera, A., Lilijestrand, J., & Winkvist, A. (1999). American Journal of Public Health, 89(2), 241-244.


The Anti-Rape Movement without Latinas?

Laura Zárate, Arte Sana Founding Executive Director & ALAS Facilitator, March 2006
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Advancing Social Justices Through Clinical Practice

Advancing Social Justice Through Clinical Practice edited by Alianza’s board member Etiony Aldarondo, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2007, is a comprehensive volume that bridges the gap between the psychosocial realities of clients and the dominant clinical practices. It offers an array of conceptual and practical innovations to address both individual suffering and social inequities fueling this suffering. This is an empowering tool and a must read for mental health professionals. The accessible writing style also makes it ideal for teachers and students in the field. Filled with hope, critical analysis, and uncommon clinical wisdom, this is a book like no other in the field. To order call 1-800-926-6579 or visit LEA’s web site:


Programs for Men Who Batter: Intervention and Prevention Strategies in a Diverse Society

Editors: Etiony Aldarondo, Ph.D. and Fernando Mederos, Ed.D.

Authoritative guidance on interventions to treat abusive men while protecting domestic violence victims.

An in-depth review of issues, program operations and policies for:

• Domestic violence prevention advocates
• Mental health and social services professionals who work with batterer populations
• Community corrections professionals
• Criminal justice system administrators and policymakers

Programs for Men Who Batter: Intervention and Prevention Strategies in a Diverse Society provides in-depth coverage of the full array of issues professionals in this field must address. The editors, recognized experts in batterer studies, address the public safety, criminal justice, societal, cultural, and clinical issues surrounding batterer interventions. They focus on the critical need for intervention program providers to hold batterers accountable for their actions, and to coordinate program services with domestic violence victim services groups.

Programs for Men Who Batter spotlights 10 different batterer intervention programs that go beyond the “one size fits all” approach, including extensive examples of actual interventions with specific clients. The practitioners who developed these innovative approaches describe in detail their programs and procedures. You’ll learn:

• How the programs operate;
• How different programs are targeted to work with different groups of men; and
• How programs deal with issues such as the safety of victims of violence and coordination with the criminal justice system.

To order, visit: or contact:
Civic Research Institute • P.O. Box 585, Kingston, NJ 08528
Tel: 609-683-4450 • Fax: 609-683-7291


A Private Family Matter

A Private Family Matter by Victor Rivas Rivers

“This is a story about how I was saved by love at a time when most people considered me beyond rescue,” begins Victor Rivas Rivers in this powerful chronicle of how he escaped the war zone of family violence -– too often regarded as a “private family matter” -– and went on to become a good man, a film star, and prominent activist.

The Cuban-born author starts by recalling when he was kidnapped, along with three of his siblings, by his own father, who abandoned his pregnant wife before taking the children on a cross-country hell-ride that nearly ended in a fatal collision. This journey of survival portrays with riveting detail how, instead of becoming a madman like his father, Victor was saved by a band of mortal angels. Miraculously, seven families stepped forward, along with teachers and coaches, to empower him on his road from gang member to class president, through harrowing and hilarious football adventures at Florida State and with the Miami Dolphins, to overcoming the Hollywood odds, and to becoming a champion for all those impacted by domestic violence.

Though at times Victor’s odyssey is heartbreaking and disturbing, A Private Family Matter is ultimately a triumphant testament to humanity, courage and love. Profound and poignant, it is a compelling memoir with a cause. As Victor Rivers writes, his way of thanking all the angels and advocates who tried to make a difference in his life, is by trying to make a difference in all of ours.

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For help please call:

The National
Domestic Violence Hotline:

1-800-799-7233 (SAFE)

The New York State Spanish Domestic Violence Hotline:




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