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Alhalal, E. (2020). Nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and preparedness to manage women with intimate partner violence. International nursing review, 67(2), 265-274. https://doi.org/10.1111/inr.12584
The author explores nurses’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding intimate partner violence (IPV). They create awareness about a gap in understanding nurses’ IPV patient management roles despite the global focus on clinical misuse. Based on this gap, the study holds that clear institutional health policies, curriculum integration, and in-service training are needed to combat IPV and a comprehensive, multi-level intervention to empower nurses. This is an important step towards ending domestic violence in society.
Burrell, S. (2022). Lawyers’ Perspective: The Criminal Justice System’s Support of Domestic Abuse Victims in Jamaica (Doctoral dissertation, Walden University).
This study examines domestic violence using radical feminism and social learning theory within the Jamaican context. The criminal justice system addresses domestic violence through punishment and support programs like counseling, mediation, and protective orders. The source highlights issues facing domestic violence victims within law enforcement since it does not always consider intimate partner assault a crime, does not protect victims, and does not check for security before letting them go. Therefore, the authors suggest compulsory and continuous gender-based violence training for law enforcement, judges, and prosecutors to solve this issue effectively.
Carman, M., Fairchild, J., Parsons, M., Farrugia, C., Power, J., & Bourne, A. (2021). Pride in prevention: A guide to primary prevention of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities.
The authors take a comprehensive approach to understanding domestic violence. They describe intimate partner violence and explain the nature of violence regarding the LGBTQ community to assert control. It also helps the reader understand it within the institutional and community level and makes recommendations for members of the LGBTQ community. This is important in a world where practitioners work towards inclusivity and diversity. The source makes recommendations such as having supportive families, supporting intimate relationships, and pride programs. It also calls for more research to build on a shared understanding that can help drive effective prevention of violence against members of the LGBTQ community. This way, the community can implement longstanding solutions to domestic violence.
Cattagni Kleiner, A., & Romain-Glassey, N. (2023). How the Current Management of Intimate Partner Violence Can Endanger Victimized Mothers and Their Children. Journal of Family Violence, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-023-00596-6
The source discusses the victims of domestic violence, especially mothers and children. After conducting semi-structured interviews in Switzerland in 2029 with former victims, the authors discovered that victims still get affected by their perpetrators. These negative impacts can be seen in the children’s health, finances, and school life. This study concluded that failing to correctly manage intimate partner violence at the professional and institutional level significantly impacts mothers and children, exposing them to the negative consequences of these events.
Liu, B., & Xu, W. (2023). The Relationship between Exposure to Domestic Violence and Adult Violent Crime. Journal of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, 18, 133-138.https://doi.org/10.54097/ehss.v18i.10968
According to this study, domestic violence has a global influence on physical, emotional, and personal health. It uses social learning theory, cognitive theory, and gender role theory to examine how domestic violence affects generations and their effects. According to a study, children who live with domestic violence are more expected to embrace physical force to resolve problems and demonstrate social and cognitive immaturity. This increased hostility and violence persists until adulthood. The study concludes that domestic abuse harms physical, cognitive, and social development. It urges society to provide immediate medical and psychological treatment to children who have experienced domestic violence to help them recover and prevent them from becoming violent.
Ross, N., Brown, C., & Johnstone, M. (2023). Beyond medicalized approaches to violence and trauma: Empowering social work practice. Journal of Social Work, 23(3), 567-585. https://doi.org/10.1177/14680173221144557
This article examines how bio-psycho-social, violence and trauma-informed social workers help traumatized clients and illustrates systemic limitations social workers confront while providing comprehensive care. It discusses trauma-based social work treatment, emphasizing safety, collaboration, choice, trust, and enablement, realizing that prior experiences, including early trauma, affect bio-psycho-social well-being throughout life. The article claims that repositioning mental health and addiction social work to highlight social justice responses to trauma might improve service users’ demands and workplace happiness.
Sharma, A., & Borah, S. B. (2020). Covid-19 and domestic violence: An indirect path to social and economic crisis. Journal of family violence, 1–7https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-020-00188-8
Sharma et al. (2020) examines the relationship between COVID-19 and domestic violence to determine what caused a rise in cases during the epidemic and whether it could cause economic and social crises. They highlight obvious correlations between the pandemic and domestic violence, with broader societal ramifications, such as the impact of domestic violence on identity. The authors highlighted how the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders increased domestic violence incidence and intensity, instigated by job loss, income decline, protracted domestic cohabitation, and lockdown stressors. It also notes that domestic violence is straining government resources, lowering employee productivity, and causing resource allocation issues, worsening economic and social difficulties.
Southern, S., & Sullivan, R. D. (2021). Family violence in context: an intergenerational systemic model. The Family Journal, 29(3), 260–291. https://doi.org/10.1177/10664807211006274
The authors highlight that family violence, a significant human rights violation and public health issue, is often caused by horizontal stressors like the COVID-19 pandemic and vertical stressors like family life cycle events and cultural shifts. It highlights the use of the Beavers Systems Model for Family Functioning, which effectively identifies family violence-vulnerable groups. The authors, therefore, suggest developing an approach that recognizes the intergenerational transfer of violence, including childhood neglect and abuse, which increases the risk of victimization or perpetration. It also notes that prevention and rehabilitation require early detection and action, an essential lesson modern systems can use.
Torrisi, O. (2023). Young‐age exposure to armed conflict and women’s experiences of intimate partner violence. Journal of Marriage and Family, 85(1), 7-32. https://doi.org/10.1111/jomf.12876
This author examines how childhood and adolescent armed conflict affects women’s vulnerability to intimate partner violence (IPV). They find early conflict exposure, particularly during infancy (0-10 years old), increases the likelihood of adult IPV, especially physical violence. Men who have experienced conflict in late teenage years are more expected to overlook violence against partners, suggesting that childhood conflict may contribute to a cycle of violence and normalize violence in future perpetrators. This source is important as it helps understand the causes of intimate partner violence and understand victims from a different perspective.
Woodlock, D., McKenzie, M., Western, D., & Harris, B. (2020). Technology as a weapon in domestic violence: Responding to digital coercive control. Australian Social Work, 73(3), 368-380. https://doi.org/10.1080/0312407X.2019.1607510
This source notes the increased concern about technology-facilitated domestic violence, particularly Digital Coercive Control (DCC). The authors highlight that practitioners must balance client safety from DCC with victim safety using technology to sustain ties. The study emphasizes the risks of digital coercive control and the necessity for a practice framework to protect victims’ digital rights. It is effective in helping understand the complexity of domestic violence within the technological world. Thus, helping practitioners take a holistic approach.