Men who sustain female-to-malepartner violence: Factors associatedwith where they seek help andhow they rate those resources

Emily M. Douglas, Denise A. Hines, Sean C. McCarthy

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Abstract

Research since the 1970s has documented that men, in addition to women, sustain intimate partner violence (IPV), although much of that research has been overlooked. A growing body of research is examining the experiences of men who sustain female-to-male IPV, but there is still much to be learned. This exploratory study assesses the experiences of 302 men who have sustained IPV from their female partners and sought help from 1 of 6 resources: domestic violence agencies, hotlines, Internet, mental health professionals, medical providers, or the police. We examine what demographic characteristics and life experiences are associated with where men seek help and how they rate those experiences. We make recommendations for agencies, service providers, and first responders about how to tailor services for this specific population and their families.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)871-894
Number of pages24
JournalViolence and Victims
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Emergency responders
  • Female-to-male violence
  • Help seeking
  • Male victims
  • Service providers

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