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Interpartner Violence Among Latinos: Community Perceptions on Help Seeking and Needed Programs

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Applying a community-based participatory research approach and with the aim of developing a culturally competent program to reduce intimate partner violence (IPV) in the Latino population, 3 focus groups were conducted with Latino health promoters and male and female community members. Thematic analysis was used to analyze the qualitative data collected on help-seeking behaviors and needed programs for IPV. Results reflect the need for more prevention and intervention programs that are consistent with Latinos' cultural values such as their strong family and spiritual orientations. Limitations of the study are also addressed.
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Keywords: CULTURAL; FAMILISMO; INTERPARTNER VIOLENCE; LATINOS; PROGRAM; VIOLENCE

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2013-07-01

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  • Partner Abuse, a peer-reviewed journal, recognizes that physical and emotional abuse among dating, cohabitating and married partners is as a major public health and social problem in North America and around the world. Its purpose is to advance knowledge, practice and policies through a commitment to rigorous, objective research and evidence-based solutions. In addition to original research papers and literature reviews, the journal welcomes viewpoints and commentaries on the topic of partner abuse, as well as clinical case studies, book reviews and letters to the editor.
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