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Author Arnault, Saint

Title Understanding Healing From Trauma Using Feminist Ethnographic Mixed Methods / Saint Arnault
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Sage Publications Ltd, 2017
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Summary Examining the impact of gender norms and social structures on mental health and healing from violence is a World Health Organization global health priority. Help seeking for gender-based violence (GBV) and trauma recovery is shockingly low, with estimates ranging from 4% to 27% depending on the country and violence severity. Themes from limited research are consistent, finding that internal barriers to help seeking include beliefs that the violence is normal, minor, or insignificant; beliefs that interpersonal violence is a private matter; and internalization of cultural stigma. Few studies have examined the sociocultural barriers to help seeking either for escape from violence or for healing after safety has been established. The data from this study were baseline data from a larger study examining the healing trajectory of women after an integrative healing program for 21 women receiving domestic violence (DV) services in rural West Ireland. This project used a feminist ethnographic mixed-methods design with a nested quantitative subsample. We used semi-structured ethnographic interviews to understand the experiences of the participants and surveys to explore symptomatology, well-being, meaning, social support, social conflict, and perceived barriers to seeking help
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Subject Mixed methods research -- Case studies.
Psychiatry -- Research -- Case studies.
Traumatic incident reduction -- Research -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526411431