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NCJ Number: 219499 Find in a Library
Title: Women's Perceptions of the Impact of a Domestic Violence Treatment Program for Male Perpetrators
Journal: Journal of Forensic Nursing  Volume:3  Issue:2  Dated:Summer 2007  Pages:77-83
Author(s): Karen S. Hayward; Susan Steiner; Kathy Sproule
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 7
Publisher: http://www.iafn.org/ 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This descriptive analysis presents women’s perceptions of the impact of a domestic violence treatment program on their male partner.
Abstract: Results indicated that the women did perceive an impact of the treatment program on their partner. Most reported that the program had in some ways positively impacted the relationship between the female victim and her abusive partner. Specifically, all the women reported that the program had reduced the physical violence within the relationship but that emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse remained a problem. The findings suggest that domestic batterer intervention programs can be effective at reducing physical violence. The findings underscore the need for more intensive treatment regarding the use of emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse within intimate relationships. Future research should focus on developing treatment models that address emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse as well as physical abuse for perpetrators who abuse their intimate partners. Participants were eight women who were recruited through purposive sampling techniques. The participants were identified by reviewing the files of men who completed the Men’s Nonviolence course offered through a nonprofit organization in southeast Idaho. The participant women were identified in the police reports as the victim of the perpetrators charged with domestic battery. Participants were interviewed using a guided response, open-ended, focused exploratory format that probed the participant’s perceptions of the impact of the treatment program. Data were analyzed using the data spiral technique in which analytic circles are used to move the data from the transcribed interview to a narrative. References
Main Term(s): Spouse abuse treatment programs; Treatment effectiveness
Index Term(s): Female victims; Idaho; Perception; Victim attitudes
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