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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241686     Find in a Library
  Title: Help-Seeking in a National Sample of Victimized Latino Women: The Influence of Victimization Types
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  Author(s): Chiara Sabina ; Carlos A. Cuevas ; Jennifer L. Schally
  Journal: Journal of Interpersonal Violence  Volume:27  Issue:1  Dated:2012  Pages:40 to 61
  Date Published: 2012
  Page Count: 22
  Annotation: This study aimed to examine formal and informal help-seeking responses to interpersonal victimization among a national sample of Latino women.
  Abstract: The current study aimed to examine formal and informal help-seeking responses to interpersonal victimization among a national sample of Latino women. In addition, an examination of help-seeking by victimization type was undertaken. Data came from the Sexual Assault Among Latinas (SALAS) study that obtained help-seeking rates among a victimized subsample of Latino women (n = 714; 35.7 percent of a national sample). Results show a majority (76.6 percent) of the victimized participants engaged in some form of help-seeking with informal resources (68.9 percent) more often used than formal (32.5 percent). Medical attention was the type of formal help-seeking sought most often among victimized women who were injured (34.7 percent), and parents were the most common source of informal help-seeking (26.6 percent). However, logistic regression analyses show that help-seeking responses were significantly affected by type of victimization. Latino women who experienced childhood victimization were significantly less likely to engage in formal and informal help-seeking. Latino women who experienced stalking were significantly less likely to engage in formal help-seeking. Victimization with a weapon was significantly related to increased odds of formal help-seeking. Thus, women respond to violence in a way that is shaped by the dynamics of the victimization experience. Practice implications include the need to increase knowledge and availability of formal help-seeking venues. Abstract published by arrangement with Sage Journals.
  Main Term(s): Female victims
  Index Term(s): Victimization ; Sexual assault ; Self-help programs ; Self-help therapy ; NIJ grant-related documents ; Hispanic
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2007-WG-BX-0051
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
   
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