Men’s exposure to intimate partner violence and their experiences with a crisis centre in Denmark

Lassen, Brian, Haggren Nielsen, Nina, Winther, Marie and Bates, Elizabeth ORCID logo ORCID: (2023) Men’s exposure to intimate partner violence and their experiences with a crisis centre in Denmark. Partner Abuse, 14 (1).

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Many countries are unable to offer men and their children a safe place to stay when exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV). Denmark is an exception by having implemented a coordinated effort in 2016 of meeting the need of male victims of IPV and their children. This presents an opportunity for in-depth exploration of the experiences of male victims of IPV. In this study we present a review of men’s exposure to IPV in Denmark, the experiences of 58 men who stayed in six crisis centres for men, and present results from a follow-up pilot study working with these men. Men staying in the crisis centres reported having been exposed to psychological, physical, economical, material violence and stalking perpetrated predominantly by a female partner or ex-partner. In the follow-up several men reported still being exposed to different types of violence and threats. The men experienced a number of adverse outcomes associated with their experiences, but described a positive impact by the combination of help offered at the shelters. This study points to the importance of safe accommodation for male victims of IPV and includes recommendations for practice.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Partner Abuse
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 1946-6579
Departments: Institute of Health > Psychology and Psychological Therapies
Depositing User: Elizabeth Bates
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2022 08:51
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2024 18:00


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