The Voices of Black and White Rural Battered Women in Domestic Violence Shelters *

  title={The Voices of Black and White Rural Battered Women in Domestic Violence Shelters *},
  author={April L. Few},
Very little research has examined the experiences of Black and White rural battered women. In this exploratory study of 88 participants, 30 rural battered women who sought assistance from domestic violence shelters in southwest Virginia were interviewed. Black and White rural women’s experiences in the shelters, helpseeking, and perceived social support during and after their stay in the shelter were compared. Future research directions and suggestions to improve services are presented. 

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