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Help-Seeking among Male Victims of Partner Abuse: Men's Hard Times
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Journal of Community Psychology Volume 38, Number 6, ISSN 0090-4392

Abstract

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.)

Citation

Tsui, V., Cheung, M. & Leung, P. (2010). Help-Seeking among Male Victims of Partner Abuse: Men's Hard Times. Journal of Community Psychology, 38(6), 769-780. Retrieved November 30, 2022 from .

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