Violence and Victims

Violence and Victims is a magazine focusing on Social Sciences

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 3, 1994

Adjustment and Needs of African-American Women Who Utilized a Domestic Violence Shelter
To better understand what environmental and contextual factors influence resource acquisition and subsequent adjustment for African-American women who have been battered, this article explores the experiences of 60 women from the 6 months prior to entering...
Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Revictimization with Women of Color
Clinical researchers examining the long-term consequences of child molestation have reported that female survivors of child sexual abuse experience a higher risk of sexual assault as adults. However, very little literature has focused on the child and/or...
Domestic Partner Abuse Treatment Programs and Cultural Competence: The Results of a National Survey
Partner abuse literature reveals that treatment is less effective with minorities than with their white counterparts. Our survey of partner abuse programs (N = 142) indicates that, for the most part, little or no special effort is being made to understand...
Grandmother Dishonored: Violence against Women by Male Partners in American Indian Communities
Extensive and scrupulously conducted research during the past decade has established the issue of violence against women by male partners as both an international human rights issue and a public health problem of national concern. This research has rarely...
Introduction
Violence against women, acts that may have multiple interpersonal, societal, and political motivations, has been recognized as a major problem since our country's inception. As pan of this problem, America has been slow to recognize violence against...
Sexual Harassment and Prior Sexual Trauma among African-American and White American Women
This study examined the relationship between sexual harassment in work, educational, and social settings and sexual abuse in childhood and/or adulthood in a stratified community sample of 248 African-American and white American women. The cumulative...
Sociocultural Status and Incidence of Marital Violence in Hispanic Families
It is not clear whether traditional cultural ideology influences wife assaults in Hispanic-American families, or if culture is confounded with the stresses of poverty, unemployment, and immigration status. Our 1992 study of 1,970 families, including...
The Reliability and Factor Structure of the Index of Spouse Abuse with African-American Women
This study investigated the reliability and validity of the Index of Spouse Abuse (ISA) when used with a sample of 504 African-American women. The initial factor validity analysis for the ISA (Hudson & McIntosh, 1981) resulted in two subscales: a...