Intimate Partner Violence Among Help-Seeking Deaf Women: An Empirical Study

  title={Intimate Partner Violence Among Help-Seeking Deaf Women: An Empirical Study},
  author={Michelle S. Ballan and Molly Freyer and Lauren Powledge and C Nathan Marti},
  journal={Violence Against Women},
  pages={1585 - 1600}
Deaf women face heightened rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) compared with hearing women, yet limited research has focused on IPV among this population. Empirical studies are warranted to examine the unique experiences and resource needs of Deaf women, along with barriers excluding Deaf participants from IPV research and service provision. Our study addresses these gaps by providing a profile of 80 Deaf women attending an IPV program serving individuals with disabilities. Demographic and… 

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