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Violence Against Women. 2006 Aug;12(8):740-60.

Social support among Afro-Trinidadian women experiencing intimate partner violence.

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University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.

Abstract

This study examines the types of, availability of, use of, and satisfaction with informal and formal social supports among Afro-Trinidadian women who have experienced intimate partner violence. A total of 17 women participated in a 2-hour, face-to-face interview. The findings suggest that despite male dominance and control, women were able to maintain some contact with family and friends. Although some women felt they had family and friends to turn to, many were dissatisfied with the support. Women also expressed dissatisfaction with legal and social services.

PMID:
16861331
DOI:
10.1177/1077801206291562
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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