The study results showed many college students experience psychological, physical, sexual and technological violence; substance use is associated with DV; the type of violence experienced is associated with the type of help sources that victims will use; and victims seek help from informal sources more than formal sources.
Implications for social work research, practice and policy are discussed.
Based on a qualitative content analysis, we explore how these vulnerabilities relate to women's decisions to stay in their abusive relationships and consider the implications of racial differences that emerged.
Prevention and intervention strategies that help women see themselves as active choice makers are discussed.
In order to prevent domestic violence and promote the well-being of their patients, healthcare professionals in all settings should take the initiative to properly assess all women for abuse during each visit and, for those women who are or may be victims, to offer education, counseling, and referral information.
Victims of domestic violence suffer emotional, psychological, and physical abuse, all of which can result in both acute and chronic signs and symptoms of physical and mental disease, illness, and injury.
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It may produce intergenerational cycles of abuse in children and other family members, who may feel that such violence is acceptable or condoned.
Domestic violence continues to be a prevalent problem in the United States today.
Because of the number of individuals affected, it is likely that most healthcare professionals will encounter patients in their practice who are victims.
Accordingly, it is essential that healthcare professionals are taught to recognize and accurately interpret behaviors associated with domestic violence.
It is incumbent upon the healthcare professional to establish and implement protocols for early identification of domestic violence victims and their abusers.