Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Service provider's treatment and assessment of domestic violence: A qualitative study
by Calderon, Evelyn, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 56; 1486474
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions of service providers who treat domestic violence survivors. The researcher surveyed 18 service providers at a variety of agencies throughout the Los Angeles County, California.

Results indicated that individuals who are being abused suffer from an array of mental health disorders, with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder being most prevalent. Results also show that children are severely affected by domestic violence, often causing them behavioral problems in the future which may even cause them to become victims or perpetrators themselves. Lastly, results suggest that the majority of service providers working with this population do not believe it is the woman's choice to stay in abusive relationships.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Tan, Philip
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Womens studies, Counseling Psychology
Publication Number: 1486474
ISBN: 978-1-124-25166-0
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