The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of women of domestic violence with substance abusing partners. An author-developed interview guide was used to gather information from 52 women of domestic violence. The data were collected by conducting fifty two face-to-face interviews. This study found that a majority of women of domestic violence with substance abusing partners experienced abuse during substance use by their partners. Participants shared their experiences of fear, pain, anxiety, family trauma, and being violently abused by a substance-abusing partner. With the growing demand for social workers to be competent in the area of domestic violence, it is important to understand its effects and affects. Research limitations are identified and recommendations are made to improve further research. Implications and recommendations for social work practice are also discussed.
|Commitee:||Campbell, Venetta, Molidor, Christian|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Sociology|
|Keywords:||Domestic violence, Substance abuse|
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