From lived experience: Listening to stories of healing from Middle Eastern immigrant IPV survivors

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Ozturk, Burcu
Nelson-Gardell, Debra

Ozturk, B., & Nelson-Gardell, D. (2023). From Lived Experience: Listening to Stories of Healing From Middle Eastern Immigrant IPV Survivors. Violence Against Women, 10778012231155166.


Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects all communities, but immigrant communities can be distinctively more vulnerable. This study explores the coping strategies of 10 immigrant Middle Eastern Immigrant Survivors of IPV in the United States. A phenomenological design was utilized to explore Middle Eastern immigrant IPV survivors coping strategies. The study participants had similar and different experiences with formal resources and informal help-seeking behaviors. These study results recommended that there is a considerable need for future research to extend the study of this population as well as an urgent need to increase accessible resources to empower immigrant IPV survivors.

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