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date: 03 December 2022

Intimate Partner Violencelocked

Intimate Partner Violencelocked

  • Bonnie E. CarlsonBonnie E. CarlsonArizona State University

Summary

Intimate partner violence—physical, emotional, or sexual abuse experienced in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships—has emerged as a significant and complex social problem warranting the attention of social workers. Numerous risk factors have been identified in individual perpetrators and victims, as well as at the level of the relationship, community, and society. Partner violence has diverse consequences for female victims, as well as for perpetrators and children who are exposed to it. Although many female victims do seek help and end abusive relationships, seeking help from professionals such as social workers is often a last resort.

Subjects

  • Couples and Families
  • Criminal Justice
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

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