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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345481/the-influence-of-low-barrier-and-voluntary-service-policies-on-survivor-empowerment-in-a-domestic-violence-housing-organization
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Nkiru Nnawulezi, Surbhi Godsay, Cris M Sullivan, Suzanne Marcus, Margaret Hacskaylo
The purpose of community-based domestic violence crisis housing programs (e.g., shelters) is to provide a safe setting that promotes empowerment for survivors of intimate partner violence. For staff to reach this aim, the program must have formal structures and processes in place to support such efforts. This study explored how low-barrier and voluntary service policies influenced staff practices and survivor empowerment. Low-barrier policies require that programs remove barriers that prevent survivors, particularly those who have mental health concerns and/or addictions, from being able to access services...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332559/the-relationship-between-domestic-partner-violence-and-suicidal-behaviors-in-an-adult-community-sample-examining-hope-agency-and-pathways-as-protective-factors
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Edward C Chang, Elizabeth A Yu, Emma R Kahle, Yifeng Du, Olivia D Chang, Zunaira Jilani, Tina Yu, Jameson K Hirsch
We examined an additive and interactive model involving domestic partner violence (DPV) and hope in accounting for suicidal behaviors in a sample of 98 community adults. Results showed that DPV accounted for a significant amount of variance in suicidal behaviors. Hope further augmented the prediction model and accounted for suicidal behaviors beyond DPV. Finally, we found that DPV significantly interacted with both dimensions of hope to further account for additional variance in suicidal behaviors above and beyond the independent effects of DPV and hope...
October 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332543/difficult-but-close-relationships-children-s-perspectives-on-relationships-with-their-mothers-in-the-context-of-domestic-violence
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Simon Lapierre, Isabelle Côté, Amélie Lambert, David Buetti, Chantal Lavergne, Dominique Damant, Vanessa Couturier
This article reports findings from a participative and qualitative study conducted with children who had experienced domestic violence, focusing on their perspectives on their relationships with their mothers. Three focus groups and 46 individual interviews were conducted with children to gather their experiences. The research findings demonstrate that women's and children's victimizations are inextricably linked, and that domestic violence affects mother-child relationships. They also show that, despite the challenges and difficulties, children generally consider their mothers as very significant individuals in their lives, and have close relationships with them...
October 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332542/long-journeys-toward-freedom-the-relationship-between-coercive-control-and-space-for-action-measurement-and-emerging-evidence
#4
Nicola Sharp-Jeffs, Liz Kelly, Renate Klein
We report on the development of, and findings from, two scales measuring coercive control and space for action over a period of 3 years in a sample of 100 women who had accessed domestic violence services. We present statistical evidence to show a significant correlation between coercive control and space for action. However, dealing with violence is not a linear process, and support needs to extend beyond being enabled to separate. The scales advance measurement of women's experience of coercive control and, through the space for action scale, document their ability to restore agency and freedom in contexts of relative safety...
February 2018: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332533/assessing-the-impact-of-a-focused-deterrence-strategy-to-combat-intimate-partner-domestic-violence
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Stacy M Sechrist, John D Weil
The Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative (OFDVI) represents for the first time anywhere the application of the evidence-based focused deterrence policing approach to combat intimate partner domestic violence (IPDV). Through holding offenders accountable, the strategy has resulted in 20% reductions each in IPDV-related calls for police service and arrests. Victim injuries have been significantly reduced and the 1-year IPDV offender recidivism rate is about 16-17%. The backbone of the OFDVI strategy is the multidisciplinary collaboration of law enforcement and community partners which has resulted in identification and resolving system issues which have historically allowed offenders to repeat IPDV without consequence...
February 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332528/-killed-out-of-love-a-frame-analysis-of-domestic-violence-coverage-in-hong-kong
#6
Miriam Hernández
A frame analysis was conducted on a Hong Kong newspaper to determine whether news coverage of female fatalities at the hands of their intimate partners was reported in conventional domestic violence ways or if there were culture-specific explanations. Overall, most coverage supported known views of domestic violence, justifying the perpetrator and categorizing the issue as isolated crime. However, a few stories highlighted the historical subordination of women under patriarchy in Confucianism as an important cultural factor...
November 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332527/domestic-violence-counseling-in-rural-northern-china-gender-social-harmony-and-human-rights
#7
Lijia Xie, Stephen L Eyre, Judith Barker
Domestic violence (DV) affects over a third of Chinese women in a relationship. Focusing on ethnographic data from six staff members and six DV survivors at a rural, state-affiliated women's center in China in 2010, this article relies on Henrietta Moore's notion of the poststructuralist gendered subject to examine how the staff draw on discourses about gender and social harmony in persuading women to stay in their marriages, rather than on human rights discourses that emphasize survivor safety. It shows that DV survivors are frequently sent back to dangerous homes where their health is placed at risk...
April 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332521/a-template-analysis-of-intimate-partner-violence-survivors-experiences-of-animal-maltreatment-implications-for-safety-planning-and-intervention
#8
Elizabeth A Collins, Anna M Cody, Shelby Elaine McDonald, Nicole Nicotera, Frank R Ascione, James Herbert Williams
This study explores the intersection of intimate partner violence (IPV) and animal cruelty in an ethnically diverse sample of 103 pet-owning IPV survivors recruited from community-based domestic violence programs. Template analysis revealed five themes: (a) Animal Maltreatment by Partner as a Tactic of Coercive Power and Control, (b) Animal Maltreatment by Partner as Discipline or Punishment of Pet, (c) Animal Maltreatment by Children, (d) Emotional and Psychological Impact of Animal Maltreatment Exposure, and (e) Pets as an Obstacle to Effective Safety Planning...
March 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332514/gender-migration-and-exclusionary-citizenship-regimes-conceptualizing-transnational-abandonment-of-wives-as-a-form-of-violence-against-women
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Sundari Anitha, Anupama Roy, Harshita Yalamarty
Based on life history narratives of 57 women in India and interviews with 21 practitioners, we document the neglect, abuse, and instrumental deprivation of women's rights through the process of transnational abandonment. While gendered local sociocultural milieus and economic norms contribute to these harms, they are crucially enabled and sustained by transnational formal-legal frameworks. Widening the explanatory lens for understanding domestic violence beyond the family and community, we argue that in a globalized world, (inter)state policies serve to construct these women as a subordinate category of citizens-"disposable women"-who can be abused and abandoned with impunity...
August 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332508/battered-wives-or-dependent-mothers-negotiating-familial-ideology-in-law
#10
Chulani Kodikara
More than a decade after its passing, Sri Lanka's Prevention of Domestic Violence Act (PDVA) remains a remedy of last resort for female survivors of intimate partner violence, as there is little support to take on a rights-defined identity as a battered woman both inside and outside the courtroom. However, large numbers of women are accessing the Maintenance Act of 1999 to exit violent relationships without the censure and stigma that attaches to the PDVA. The key to understanding this phenomenon is to consider how familial ideology works in unpredictable ways within the Sri Lankan judicial system...
September 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332501/-plates-and-dishes-smash-married-couples-clash-cultural-and-social-barriers-to-help-seeking-among-women-domestic-violence-survivors-in-kyrgyzstan
#11
Saltanat Childress
This article develops a grounded theory of help-seeking to investigate the social and cultural determinants of help-seeking among Kyrgyz women who have experienced domestic violence. Results indicate that cultural traditions and social norms-most notably the social construction of marriage, the shame associated with divorce, and the status of daughters-in-law in Kyrgyz society-are used to justify domestic violence and prevent victims from seeking help. The proposed theory and results suggest that scholars, policymakers, and front-line contacts must emphasize dispelling myths, misconceptions, and traditional beliefs about gender and marriage to break the abusive dynamics and provide professional help...
August 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332498/an-updated-assessment-of-personal-protective-order-statutes-in-the-united-states-have-statutes-become-more-progressive-in-the-past-decade
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Tara N Richards, Alison Tudor, Angela R Gover
The Personal Protection Order (PPO) is one civil intervention all states provide to victims of domestic violence; however, each state varies widely in who can access PPOs, what protections are included in PPOs, and how they are enforced. Given the many changes to state PPO statutes over the last decade, this research replicates and updates DeJong and Burgess-Proctor's research on PPOs' victim-friendliness (using states' 2003 PPO statutes) by examining states' 2014 PPO statutes. Findings suggest that states have become more victim-friendly with most states ranking in the highest category of victim-friendliness...
August 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332496/double-jeopardy-insurance-animal-harm-and-domestic-violence
#13
Tania Signal, Nik Taylor, Karena J Burke, Luke Brownlow
Although the role of companion animals within the dynamic of domestic violence (DV) is increasingly recognized, the overlap of animal harm and insurance discrimination for victims/survivors of DV has not been considered. Prompted by a case study presented in a National Link Coalition LINK-Letter, this research note examines "Pet Insurance" policies available in Australia and whether nonaccidental injury caused by an intimate partner would be covered. We discuss the implications of exclusion criteria for victims/survivors of DV, shelters providing places for animals within a DV dynamic, and, more broadly, for cross- or mandatory-reporting (of animal harm) initiatives...
June 1, 2017: Violence Against Women
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325398/health-priorities-in-french-speaking-swiss-cantons
#14
Philippe Chastonay, Jean Simos, Nicolas Cantoreggi, Rudolf Zurkinden, Thomas Mattig
In Switzerland, the federal authorities, the cantons, and the communes share the responsibility of healthcare, disease prevention and health promotion policies. Yet, the cantons are in most health matters independent in their decisions, thus defining as a matter of fact their own health priorities. We examined and analysed the content of the disease prevention and health promotion plans elaborated during the last decade in six French-speaking cantons with different political contexts and resources, but quite similar population health data, in order to identify the set health priorities...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320383/the-mask-of-happiness-unmasking-coercive-control-in-intimate-relationships
#15
Nicole Schneider
While most mental health professionals know how to recognize the obvious and most concerning presentations of possible intimate partner violence, there are numerous ways in which a partner may be controlled, bullied, isolated, exploited, and manipulated that do not present such observable signs. The literature pertaining to domestic abuse has increasingly moved away from injury as a necessary marker and instead has begun to highlight the importance of more covert but similarly deleterious processes within certain intimate relationships...
January 2018: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309005/occupational-therapy-services-for-individuals-who-have-experienced-domestic-violence
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November 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302173/in-women-s-eyes-key-barriers-to-women-s-access-to-hiv-treatment-and-a-rights-based-approach-to-their-sustained-well-being
#17
Luisa Orza, Emily Bass, Emma Bell, E Tyler Crone, Nazneen Damji, Sophie Dilmitis, Liz Tremlett, Nasra Aidarus, Jacqui Stevenson, Souhaila Bensaid, Calorine Kenkem, Gracia Violeta Ross, Elena Kudravtseva, Alice Welbourn
There is rightly a huge global effort to enable women living with HIV to have long productive lives, through treatment access. However, many women living with HIV experience violence against women (VAW), in both domestic and health care settings. The ways in which VAW might prevent treatment access and adherence for women has not to date been reviewed coherently at the global level, from women's own perspectives. Meanwhile, funding for global health care, including HIV treatment, is shrinking. To optimize women's health and know how best to optimize facilitators and minimize barriers to access and adherence, especially in this shrinking funding context, we need to understand more about these issues from women's own perspectives...
December 2017: Health and Human Rights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295038/-it-s-not-all-about-money-toward-a-more-comprehensive-understanding-of-financial-abuse-in-the-context-of-vaw
#18
Marie Eriksson, Rickard Ulmestig
Men's violence against women (VAW) is multifaceted and complex. Besides physical, psychological, and sexual violence, women subjected to VAW often suffer from economic hardship and financial abuse. Financial abuse involves different tactics used to exercise power and gain control over partners. Experiences of financial abuse make it difficult for women to leave an abusive partner and become self-sufficient. From an intersectional perspective, applying the concept of the continuum of violence, the aim of this article is to develop a more comprehensive understanding of how women subjected to men's violence in intimate relationships experience the complexity of financial abuse in their lives, in the context of VAW...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295035/social-determinants-of-domestic-violence-among-saudi-married-women-in-riyadh-kingdom-of-saudi-arabia
#19
ALJohara M Alquaiz, Maha Almuneef, Ambreen Kazi, Aljohara Almeneessier
Intimate partner violence is a worldwide public health problem. The objectives of this study were to measure the prevalence and types of domestic violence, and to explore the association between social determinants (sociodemographic factors, husband-related factors, and social support) and violence against women by their intimate partner (husband). We conducted a cross-sectional survey in 18 randomly selected primary health care centers and 13 private institutions (teaching institutes, government offices, social welfare organizations) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295031/college-students-beliefs-about-domestic-violence-a-replication-and-extension
#20
Shelly M Wagers, Jennifer Wareham, Denise Paquette Boots
In recent decades, significant effort and money have been spent to change social and legal responses to domestic violence and affect public perceptions. A small body of research has examined individuals' opinions about what behaviors are considered domestic violence. Using a sample of college students, the present study examined a modified version of a somewhat popular instrument used to measure beliefs about domestic violence, extending previous work done by Carlson and Worden. Results indicated beliefs about domestic violence are multidimensional, depending on the nature of the behavior and, in part, the gender of the perpetrator...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
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