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ERIC Number: EJ895808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0090-4392
Help-Seeking among Male Victims of Partner Abuse: Men's Hard Times
Tsui, Venus; Cheung, Monit; Leung, Patrick
Journal of Community Psychology, v38 n6 p769-780 Aug 2010
Sixty-eight agency representatives in the United States completed a survey to identify issues of male victims in partner abuse: half referenced responses from male clients and the other half responses from male victims who were their family members, friends, colleagues, or themselves. Almost 25% revealed that male victims did not utilize social services. For those men who used services, individual counseling and legal advice were most popular; group counseling and sharing through the Internet were least used. Qualitative data found five themes that triggered men's hard times: service target perception, shame and embarrassment, denial, stigmatization, and fear. The study resulted in three recommendations: (a) increase public awareness and education; (b) provide gender-inclusive practice and services; and (c) strengthen training for service providers working with domestic violence male victims. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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