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Coping Skills Used By Pregnant, Low-Income, Rural Women Facing Intimate Partner Violence in Missouri
Social Work Faculty Publications
  • Shreya Bhandari, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Dissertation
Publication Date
5-1-2009
Abstract
The study will examine the coping skills of pregnant, rural, low-income women facing intimate partner violence (IPV) from pregnancy to three months post-natal. Twenty in depth interviews were conducted with women during pregnancy and three months post-natal who had experienced domestic violence. The most important finding that helped all participants cope with their abuse was the urge to protect the unborn/newborn baby. Their advice to health care professionals, as well as mothers of new born babies, is also discussed. Research, policy and practice implications for working with pregnant, rural, low-income women facing IPV are also discussed.
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Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri.

Citation Information
Shreya Bhandari. "Coping Skills Used By Pregnant, Low-Income, Rural Women Facing Intimate Partner Violence in Missouri" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shreya_bhandari/29/