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  NCJ Number: NCJ 242706     Find in a Library
  Title: “What Fresh Hell Is This?” Victims of Intimate Partner Violence Describe Their Experiences of Abuse, Pain, and Depression
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  Author(s): Catherine Cerulli ; Ellen Poleshuck ; Christina Raimondi ; Stephanie Veale ; Nancy Chin
  Journal: Journal of Family Violence  Volume:27  Issue:8  Dated:November 2012  Pages:773 to 781
  Date Published: 11/2012
  Page Count: 9
  Annotation: This study explored the need to address intimate partner violence (IPV) consequences with an integrated model and begin to understand the interconnectedness between violence, health, and safety.
  Abstract: Traditionally, professionals working with intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors view a victim through a disciplinary lens, examining health and safety in isolation. Using focus groups with survivors, this study explored the need to address IPV consequences with an integrated model and begin to understand the interconnectedness between violence, health, and safety. Focus group findings revealed that the inscription of pain on the body serves as a reminder of abuse, in turn triggering emotional and psychological pain and disrupting social relationships. In many cases, the physical abuse had stopped but the abuser was relentless by reminding and retraumatizing the victim repeatedly through shared parenting, prolonged court cases, etc. This increased participants’ exhaustion and frustration, making the act of daily living overwhelming. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
  Main Term(s): Domestic assault
  Index Term(s): Emotional disorders ; Mental health ; Post-trauma stress disorder ; Victims of violence
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
United States of America
  Grant Number: K01MH75965-01; K23MH079347-02
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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