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NCJ Number: 230099 Find in a Library
Title: Same-Sex Intimate Partner Violence: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Affirmative Outreach and Advocacy
Journal: Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma  Volume:18  Issue:8  Dated:December 2009  Pages:795-816
Author(s): Alysondra Duke; M. Meghan Davidson
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 22
Document: PDF
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the historical roots of same-sex intimate partner violence (IPV) advocacy and services.
Abstract: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is pervasive and crosses all boundaries of sexual orientation, race, and class. Scholars contend that the intimidation of another person through abusive acts and words is not a gender issue. Organizations seeking to offer equitable services to survivors of IPV must intentionally establish themselves as inclusive agencies. This article presents a review of common societal myths and barriers to help-seeking for survivors of same-sex partner violence and offers program guidelines for lesbian, gay, and bisexual affirmative outreach services and advocate training. References (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Domestic assault
Index Term(s): Bisexuality; Homosexuality; Homosexuality-crime relationships; Societal norms
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