An advocacy intervention program for women with abusive partners

Six-month follow-up

Cris M. Sullivan, Rebecca Campbell, Holly L. Angelique, Kimberly K. Eby, William S. Davidson

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Abstract

Presented the 6-month follow-up findings of an experimental intervention designed to provide postshelter advocacy services to women with abusive partners. The intervention involved randomly assigning half the research participants to receive the free services of an advocate, 4 to 6 hours per week, for the first 10 weeks postshelter. One hundred forty-one battered women were interviewed about their experiences immediately upon their exit from a domestic violence shelter: 95% of the sample were interviewed 10 weeks thereafter (postintervention), and 93% were successfully tracked and interviewed 6 months later. At the 6-month follow-up, participants in both groups reported increased social support, increased quality of life, less depression, less emotional attachment to their assailants, and an increased sense of personal power. Although women in both groups reported some decrease in physical abuse over time, there were no statistically significant differences between those with and those without advocates, and abuse continued to be a problem for many women. Those who were still involved with their assailants continued to experience higher levels of abuse and had been more economically dependent upon the men prior to entering the shelter. Women who had worked with advocates continued to report being more satisfied with their overall quality of life than did the women in the control group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-122
Number of pages22
JournalAmerican Journal of Community Psychology
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1994

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Sullivan, Cris M. ; Campbell, Rebecca ; Angelique, Holly L. ; Eby, Kimberly K. ; Davidson, William S. / An advocacy intervention program for women with abusive partners : Six-month follow-up. In: American Journal of Community Psychology. 1994 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 101-122.
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In: American Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 22, No. 1, 01.02.1994, p. 101-122.

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