Handbook of Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan

  • Robert Geffner
  • Victor Vieth
  • Viola Vaughan-Eden
  • Alan Rosenbaum
  • L. Kevin Hamberger
  • Jacquelyn White
Living reference work

Table of contents

  1. Priya E. Maharaj, Nicola Barclay, Christine Descartes, Hazel Da Breo
  2. Richard E. Heyman, Danielle M. Mitnick, Amy M. Smith Slep
  3. Allison Crowe, Christine E. Murray
  4. Christine E. Murray, Catherine H. Johnson
  5. Laurie M. Graham, Jill T. Messing, Jacquelyn Campbell

About this book


Handbook of Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan is a comprehensive state-of-the-science reference work for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. It is written from a trauma-informed perspective, and utilizes adverse childhood experiences research as its basic developmental framework along with the traumatic effects all forms of interpersonal violence tend to produce. With public health and social justice in mind, this human-rights based handbook also focuses on the overlap and continuum of the various types of interpersonal violence. It integrates all forms of interpersonal violence while dealing with key issues of intersectionality and systems responses.

This two-volume handbook is published in collaboration with the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan, which aims to:
  • Acknowledge and understand the impact interpersonal violence has on individuals and society
  • Recognize the mental, physical, legal, social, and economic burden of interpersonal violence
  • Respect an individual's basic right to live without violence; value human dignity
  • Promote consensus-based practices while maintaining cultural sensitivity
  • Consider and address the unique needs of vulnerable populations


Interpersonal Violence Trauma-Informed Issues Systems Responses Child Maltreatment Adolescent Maltreatment Intergenerational Transmission of Abuse and Trauma Community Violence Intimate Partner Violence Adult Sexual Harassment and Assault Elder Abuse Survivors of Abuse

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Geffner
    • 1
  • Victor Vieth
    • 2
  • Viola Vaughan-Eden
    • 3
  • Alan Rosenbaum
    • 4
  • L. Kevin Hamberger
    • 5
  • Jacquelyn White
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute on Violence, Abuse and TraumaAlliant International UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Gundersen Nat. Child Protection Tr. Ctr.Winona State University Gundersen Nat. Child Protection Tr. Ctr.WinonaUSA
  3. 3.Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social WorkNorfolk State UniversityNorfolkUSA
  4. 4.Department of PsychologyNorthern Illinois UniversityDeKalbUSA
  5. 5.Dept of Family and Community MedicineMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  6. 6.School of Health and Human SciencesUniversity of North Carolina at GreensboroGreensboroUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62122-7