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Date

2017

Abstract

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is the most common type of violence affecting women. Globally, Central Africa and South Asia have some of the highest rates of IPV. In Vermont, the majority of refugees are from these regions. Individual, interpersonal, and especially cultural values play critical roles in the definition/appraisal and decision to seek help in these women. This study examines ways to mitigate challenges that healthcare professionals have in identifying women who need help and barriers preventing these women from seeking help.

Clinical Site

Community Health Centers of Burlington

Keywords

intimate partner violence, immigrants, Vermont

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Disciplines

Community Health | Maternal and Child Health | Medical Education | Primary Care | Social Work | Women's Health