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NCJ Number: NCJ 241585     Find in a Library
Title: Supportive Process for Ending Intimate Partner Violence After Pregnancy: The Experience of Nicaraguan Women
Journal: Violence Against Women  Volume:18  Issue:11  Dated:November 2012  Pages:1257 to 1278
Author(s): Mariano Salazar ; Ulf Högberg ; Eliette Valladares ; Ann Öhman
Date Published: 11/2012
Page Count: 22
Document: HTML 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study found that Nicaraguan mothers exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy eventually acted to protect their children and themselves.
Abstract: This grounded theory study found that Nicaraguan mothers exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy eventually acted to protect their children and themselves. They experienced ending abuse as an empowerment process characterized by a cognitive change in women’s attitudes toward partner abuse and the emergence of help-seeking strategies that lead to ending violence with or without ending the relationship. This process was facilitated by a supportive environment that challenged abusive behaviors as well as being asked about abuse during their last pregnancy. Although environmental changes can facilitate ending abuse, Nicaragua’s public institutions must be strengthened to reach women in need. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
Main Term(s): Female victims
Index Term(s): Community support ; Domestic assault ; Family support ; Pregnant women ; Child Protection ; Nicaragua
   
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