M. Helena Vanderlei Collins’ New Research Proves Lack of Action against Intimate Partner Violence Offenders

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New book reveals indicting data against abusers in Tennessee

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“If you (society) continue to fail to preserve the fundamental norms of respect and protection of the human race so to preserve its most sacred and fundamental rock – the family – you (society) will only promote its self-destruction.”

M. Helena Vanderlei Collins’ new book “Are Mexican Immigrant and Mexican American Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Being Served in Memphis, Tennessee?: Support Services for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Among Mexican Immigrant and Mexican American Women in Memphis, Tennessee” (published by iUniverse) is an examination of intimate partner violence against women in Memphis, Tenn., focusing on Mexican immigrant and Mexican-American female survivors of domestic violence and the relationship between the victim’s degree of acculturation and the incidence of intimate partner violence among these two ethnic groups.

Based on careful research and interviews with women in the Memphis area, Collins’ book draws startling and alarming conclusions about the incidence, prosecution and general public’s reaction to intimate partner violence.

The conclusions Collins can draw from her data are startling: she argues that males’ violence toward female counterparts is not only a universal phenomenon, but also the worldly system’s failure to protect its most vulnerable victims (mothers and children) by promoting not only the elimination of oppression against them, but also its inability to punish the aggressor.

“Society needs to wake up to reality,” Collins writes. “If you (society) continue to fail to preserve the fundamental norms of respect and protection of the human race so to preserve its most sacred and fundamental rock – the family – you (society) will only promote its self-destruction.”

Are Mexican Immigrant and Mexican American Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Being Served in Memphis, Tennessee?
By M. Helena Vanderlei Collins
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 252 pages | ISBN 9781462021406
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 252 pages | 9781462021390
E-Book | 252 pages | ISBN 9781462021383
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
M. Helena Vanderlei Collins works as a bilingual mental health provider at Choices Counseling Center of Memphis, Tenn., where she offers professional assistance to victims of crimes such as rape, kidnapping, and intimate partner violence. She holds a doctorate in education from the School of Educational Leadership and Change at Fielding Graduate University.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.
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