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|SURVIVING INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE AND DISASTER|
Surviving intimate partner violence and disaster [Recurso eletrónico] / Clare E.B. Cannon ..[et al.]
Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research, Vol. 15, n. 2 (2023), p. 124-136
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EPIDEMIA, STRESS, VIOLÊNCIA DOMÉSTICA, VIOLÊNCIA SEXUAL, ESTUDO DE CASOS
Purpose – Few studies investigating disaster have examined the risks associated with surviving both disaster and intimate partner violence (IPV). IPV is psychological or physical abuse in a personal relationship. Using an intersectional approach, the purpose of this study is to investigate contributions to and differences in perceived stress and personal resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic among a sample of predominantly female-identified IPV survivors (n = 41) to examine risks associated with this vulnerable population during disaster. Design/methodology/approach – Using a structured interview guide, IPV survivors were interviewed regarding their perceived stress (i.e. perceived stress scale), personal resilience, (i.e. Connor Davidson Resilience Scale), type of violence experienced (i.e. physical violence), COVID-19-related stressors (i.e. loss of income due to the pandemic) and relevant socio-demographic characteristics (i.e. race). Findings – These interviews indicate that participants exhibited low levels of resilience and a moderate amount of stress exposure highlighting risk factors associated with experiencing personal violence during disaster. Originality/value – At the height of their need for support and assistance, the disaster generated additional rent and nutritional stress compounding the pressures violence survivors face. These findings suggest those who are socially vulnerable due to violence need structural support services to cope with disaster and violence-related stresses.