Banyard, V., & Hamby, S. (forthcoming, anticipated Nov 2021). Strengths-based prevention: Reducing violence & other public health problems. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
A new way of thinking about prevention that focuses on building assets and resources
This book provides practitioners and researchers with the means to make more impactful choices in the design and implementation of prevention programs. Drawing from state-of-the-art research on a range of behavior problems such as violence, drug abuse, suicide, and risky sexual activity, Victoria Banyard and Sherry Hamby present a strengths-based approach to prevention. Historically, most prevention efforts have focused too much on admonishment and knowledge transfer, despite years of evidence that such programs are ineffective. Effective prevention must be grounded in a broad understanding of what works, what does not, and how different forms of risky behavior share common elements. This book synthesizes research on behavior change from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, public health, sociology, criminology, resilience science, critical race theory, and even urban planning. It emphasizes the importance of building enough protective strengths to insulate people from risks.
Hamby, S. (2014). Battered women’s protective strategies: Stronger than you know. New York: Oxford University Press.
Battered Women's Protective Strategies: Stronger Than You Know challenges the stereotypes that depict battered women as passive and shows how to use the strength of battered women to create better research and intervention. The book also presents a new approach to safety planning for domestic violence, the Victim Inventory of Goals, Options, and Risks (the VIGOR), which is based on a well-validated approach called Multiple Criteria Decision Making.
Through an alternative strengths-based framework, Hamby deftly illustrates how battered women are not passive and in denial but are active and diligent in protecting themselves and their loved ones. Domestic violence is not just about physical assault. Many women who experience domestic violence also face the risk of homelessness or the threat of losing custody of their children in a divorce battle. Understanding the full range of risks is necessary to understanding the complex problem of domestic violence. This book reveals a wide range of protective strategies: immediate defensive responses in the moments following an attack, protecting children and other loved ones, reaching out for social support, turning to religious and spiritual resources, and engaging in formal helpseeking. Many, many strategies are still largely invisible to providers and researchers, and the steps that women take that receive very little attention or acknowledgement in the domestic violence field. The author identifies the vital role that researchers can play by simply acknowledging the variety of approaches that battered women employ. In this book's two new studies, survivors of domestic violence identify more than 140 different protective strategies in open-ended questions. These and other insights from survivor testimony make this volume the largest and most comprehensive review of battered women's strengths to date.
Hamby, S., & Grych, J. (2013). The web of violence: Exploring connections among different forms of interpersonal violence and abuse. New York: Springer.
There is an increasing appreciation of the interconnections among all forms of violence. These interconnections have critical implications for conducting research that can produce valid conclusions about the causes and consequences of abuse, maltreatment, and trauma. The accumulated data on co-occurrence also provide strong evidence that prevention and intervention should be organized around the full context of individuals’ experiences, not narrowly defined subtypes of violence. Managing the flood of new research and practice innovations is a challenge, however. New means of communication and integration are needed to meet this challenge, and the Web of Violence is intended to contribute to this process by serving as a concise overview of the conceptual and empirical work that form a basis for understanding the interconnections across forms of violence throughout the lifespan. It also offers ideas and directions for prevention, intervention, and public policy.
A number of initiatives are emerging to integrate the findings on co-occurrence into research and action. The American Psychological Association established a new journal, Psychology of Violence, which is a forum for research on all types of violence. Sherry Hamby is the founding editor and John Grych is associate editor and co-editor of a special issue on the co-occurrence of violence in 2012. Dr. Hamby also is a co-investigator of the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV), which has drawn attention to polyvictimization. Polyvictimization is a focus of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Defending Childhood Initiative and has recently been featured in calls for grant proposals by the Office of Victims of Crime and National Institutes for Justice.
De Puy, J., Monnier, S., & Hamby, S. (2009). Sortir Ensemble et Se Respecter: Prévention des violences et promotion des compétences positives dans les relations amoureuses entre jeunes. [Dating with Respect: Prevention of violence and promotion of positive skills in youth dating relationships]. Geneva, Switzerland: IES Éditions.
Romantic relationships are one of the main concerns of teenagers. However, abusive behavior, especially of a verbal and emotional nature, tends to be trivialized by the latter. This attitude turns out to be often linked to adherence to stereotypes about the role of men and women. The "Dating and Respecting" (SEESR) prevention and health promotion program offers, through engaging and fun activities, tools to help young people get off on the right foot from their first romantic experiences. The heart of the book is made up of a program of nine interactive sessions and a methodological animation manual. It is enriched with scientific documentation on violence, adolescence and the prevention of dating violence. The terms of the program were tested and adapted during a feasibility study carried out in French-speaking Switzerland within the framework of the HETS, Geneva. SEESR, taken in its entirety, has been shown to be a promising tool to gradually lead young people towards behavior change, and to help them acquire positive skills.
Straus, M. A., Hamby, S., & Warren, W. L. (2003). The Conflict Tactic Scales handbook. Los Angeles, CA: Western Psychological Services.
This handbook presents a summary of the principal work that has been carried out in relation to the CTS, one of the most widely used survey tool for research on spousal abuse. It is intended as the primary source of background material and guidance to support the use, in both research and clinical settings, of the most current and recommended forms of the CTS: the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2) and the Conflict Tactics Scales: Parent-Child Version (CTSPC). The CTS2 is a survey tool characterizing spousal abuse and the CTSPC is a version recommended for characterizing parent-to-child violence. Administration, scoring and interpretation for both the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2) and CTS: Parent-Child Version (CTSPC) are given.
Resilience Portfolios & Related:
Banyard, V., Hamby, S., & Grych, J. (2017). Health effects of adverse childhood events: Identifying promising protective factors at the intersection of mental and physical well-being. Child Abuse & Neglect, 65, 88-98.
Banyard, V., Hamby, S., & Grych, J. (2016). Using values narratives to promote youth well-being in schools: An exploratory quantitative evaluation of the Laws of Life Essay. School Social Work Journal, 40(2), 1-16.
Grych, J., Taylor, E., Banyard, V., & Hamby, S. (2020). Applying the Dual Factor Model of Mental Health to understanding protective factors in adolescence. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 90(4), 458-467.
González Méndez, R., & Hamby, S. (2021). Identifying women’s strengths for promoting resilience after experiencing intimate partner violence. Violence and Victims, 36(1), 29-44.
Hagler, M., Grych, J., Banyard, V., & Hamby, S. (2016). The ups and downs of self-regulation: Tracing the patterns of regulatory abilities from adolescence to middle adulthood in a rural sample. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 40(3-4), 164-179.
Hagler, M., Hamby, S., Grych, J., & Banyard, V. (2016). Working for well-being: Uncovering the protective benefits of work through mixed methods analysis. Journal of Happiness Studies, 17(4), 1493-1510.
Hamby, S. (in press). Strengths-based approached to conducting research with low income and other marginalized populations. In K. McLean (Ed.), Cultural methods in psychology: Describing and transforming cultures. Oxford University Press.
Hamby, S., Banyard, V., Hagler, M., Kaczkowski, W., Taylor, E., Roberts, L., & Grych, J. (2015). Virtues, narrative, & resilience: Key findings of the Life Paths Project on the Laws of Life Essay and pathways to resilience. Sewanee, TN: Life Paths Research Program.
Hamby, S., Blount, Z., Taylor, E., Mitchell, K., & Jones, L. (2021). The association of different cyber-victimization types with current psychological and health status in southern Appalachian communities. Violence and Victims, 36(2), 251-271.
Hamby, S., Roberts, L. T., Taylor, E., Hagler, M., & Kaczkowski, W. (2017). Families, poly-victimization, & resilience portfolios: Understanding risk, vulnerability & protection across the span of childhood. In Parenting and Family Processes in Child Maltreatment and Intervention (pp. 3-22). Springer, Cham.
Hamby, S., Segura, A., Taylor, E., Grych, J., & Banyard, V. (2017). Meaning making in rural Appalachia: Age and gender patterns in seven measures of meaning. Journal of Happiness and Well-being, 168-186.
Hamby, S., Smith, A., Mitchell, K., & Turner, H. (2016). Poly-victimization and resilience portfolios: Trends in violence research that can enhance the understanding and prevention of elder abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, 28(4-5), 217-234.
Hamby, S., Taylor, E., Grych, J., & Banyard, V. (2016). A naturalistic study of narrative: Exploring the choice and impact of adversity versus other narrative topics. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 8(4), 477-486.
Hamby, S., Taylor, E., Jones, L., Mitchell, K., & Newlin, C. (2020). Poly-victimization, trauma, and resilience: Exploring strengths that promote thriving after adversity. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 21(3), 376-395.
Hamby, S., Taylor, E., Mitchell, K., Jones, L., & Newlin, C. (2020). Health-related quality of life among adolescents as a function of victimization, other adversities, and strengths. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 50, 46-53.
Hamby, S., Taylor, E., Mitchell, K., Jones, L., & Newlin, C. (2020). Is it better to seek or to receive? How social support contributes to resilience. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Resilience, 7(1), 5-17.
Simultaneously published in French: Est-ce mieux de rechercher ou de recevoir? Un modèle de soutien social à double facteur. Revue international de la resilience des enfants et des adolescents, 7(1), 5-17.
Hamby, S., Taylor, E., Segura, A., & Weber, M. (in press). A dual-factor model of posttraumatic responses: Which is better, high posttraumatic growth or low symptoms? Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.
Hamby, S., Taylor, E., Smith, A., Mitchell, K., Jones, L., & Newlin, C. (2019). New measures to assess the social ecology of youth: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Community Psychology, 47(7), 1666-1681.
Hamby, S., Thomas, L. A., Banyard, V. L., de St Aubin, E., & Grych, J. (2015). Generative roles: Assessing sustained involvement in generativity. American Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2(2), 24-32.
Roberts, L. T., Hamby, S. L., Banyard, V. L., & Grych, J. (2015). Beyond collective efficacy: New brief measures to assess the outer layers of the social ecology. American Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2(2), 14-23.
Polyvictimization & Other Trauma:
Banyard, V., Weber, M. C., Grych, J., & Hamby, S. (2016). Where are the helpful bystanders? Ecological niche and victims’ perceptions of bystander intervention. Journal of Community Psychology, 44(2), 214-231.
Bell, A. S., Dinwiddie, M., & Hamby, S. (2018). Gender patterns in intimate partner violence: Results from 33 campus climate surveys based on the Partner Victimization Scale. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.34326.86086. Sewanee, TN: Life Paths Research Center.
Hamby, S., Banyard, V., & Grych, J. (2016). Prevention of interpersonal violence. In J. Norcross, G. VandenBos, & D. Freedheim (Eds.), APA Handbook of Clinical Psychology: Volume 3 Applications and Methods (pp. 511-522). Washington, DC: APA. doi: 10.10371/14861-027
Hamby, S., Blount, Z., Smith, A., Jones, L., Mitchell, K., & Taylor, E. (2018). Digital poly-victimization: The increasing importance of online crime and harassment to the burden of victimization. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 19(3), 382-398.
Hamby, S., Taylor, E., Jones, L., Mitchell, K. J., Turner, H. A., & Newlin, C. (2018). From poly-victimization to poly-strengths: Understanding the web of violence can transform research on youth violence and illuminate the path to prevention and resilience. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(5), 719-739.
Hamby, S., Weber, M. C., Grych, J., & Banyard, V. (2016). What difference do bystanders make? The association of bystander involvement with victim outcomes in a community sample. Psychology of Violence, 6(1), 91-102.
Taylor, E., Banyard, V., Hamby, S., & Grych, J. (2019). Not all behind closed doors: Examining bystander involvement in intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34 (18), 3915-3935.
Banyard, V., Hamby, S., de St. Aubin, E., & Grych, J. (2019). Values narratives for personal growth: Formative evaluation of the Law of Life essay program. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 59(2), 269-293.
Hagler, M., Hamby, S., Banyard, V., & Grych, J. (2019). “We almost had the whole block’s phone number on the wall”: A mixed methods investigation of informal helping in a predominantly rural sample. Journal of Community Psychology, 47(3), 477-494.
Hamby, S., Blount, Z., Eidson, E., Smith, A., Rice, J., & Bardi, C. A. (2017). Breaking free from the web of violence: Asset-based approaches for boys and men of color. Philadelphia, PA: RISE for Boys and Men of Color. Available at http://www.equalmeasure.org/breaking-free-web-violence-asset-based-approaches-boys-men-color/.
Hamby, S., Taylor, E., Jones, L., & Mitchell, K. (2018). A Portrait of Technology in Rural Appalachia: Patterns of Technology Use, Attitudes, and Safety Practices In a Low-Income Rural Sample Recruited Offline. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18545.79205. Sewanee, TN: Appalachian Center for Resilience Research.
Hamby, S., Taylor, E., Smith, A., Mitchell, K., & Jones, L. (2018). Technology in rural Appalachia: Cultural strategies of resistance and navigation. International Journal of Communication, 12, 1248-1268.