Understanding the connections between intimate partner domestic violence and mental health within the European context: implications for innovative practice

Shulamit Ramon, Athina Vakalopoulou, Michele Lloyd, Luca Rollè, Joanna Roszcynskya-Michta, Petra Videmšek

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Abstract

The article highlights the traumatic impact of Intimate Partner Domestic Violence (IPDV) on women, the complexity of their responses and the connections between IPDV and mental ill health in the European context. Prevalence statistics indicate the scale of both IPDV and of mental ill health among IPDV women victims, as well as highlighting the impact of societal attitudes on disclosure. The paper highlights gaps in existing service responses which seek to break down the barriers preventing women from using services are identified. The potential of applying the new models of recovery being modelled in mental health to women experiencing IPDV is explored
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
JournalDialogue in Praxis
Volume4 (17)
Issue number1-2 (28-29)
Early online date15 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - May 2015

Keywords

  • domestic violence, mental health

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