DV Helpline for Men

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Real Time Death Toll as of

Characteristics of Callers to the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) by women against men has been the subject of much debate. Feminists typically argue that IPV is committed only by men against women. Others argue that violence is a human problem and women also commit much IPV. To resolve these debates, IPV has been classified into two categories: common couple violence captured by population-based studies, and patriarchal terrorism, captured by studies of battered women. This typology ignores male victims of extreme IPV. The current study addresses this omission by describing 190 male callers to the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men. All callers experienced physical abuse from their female partners, and a substantial minority feared their wives’ violence and were stalked. Over 90% experienced controlling behaviors, and several men reported frustrating experiences with the domestic violence system. Callers’ reports indicated that their female abusers had a history of trauma, alcohol/drug problems, mental illness, and homicidal and suicidal ideations.

Author Affiliations:

1 Department of Criminal Justice , University of Massachusetts-Lowell , 870 Broadway St. Lowell 01801 USA
2 Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women , Harmony 04942 USA
3 Family Interventions Project , 464 Sutton Way Grers Valley 96945 USA

It's on the website under newsletters. www.dahmw.org Jan

ISSN: 0885-7482

Jan Brown, Founder and Executive Director

Source: By: Hines, Denise; Brown, Jan; Dunning, Edward. Journal of Family Violence, Feb 2007, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p63-72, 10p; DOI: 10.1007/s10896-006-9052-0; (AN 24090961)

Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women,1-888-7HELPLINE (888-743-5754) or www.dahmw.org

You can post the "in press" article on your site (that's the only copy of the article I have right now)...the abstract is included in the paper. Go to: www.dahmw.org click on resources, then DAHMW brochures and literature, then look for the title of the article. It's in pdf format.

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