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Seeking a refuge from violence : The Adapt experience : a study of the needs and characteristics of the users of the Adapt refuge

Lyons, Maureen, Ruddle, Helen and O'Connor, Joyce (1992) Seeking a refuge from violence : The Adapt experience : a study of the needs and characteristics of the users of the Adapt refuge. National College of Industrial Relations, Dublin. ISBN 1874075026

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Abstract

This Report presents the findings of the first part of a two-part research project on violence against women in the home. The first study is descriptive in nature. It focuses on the Adapt Refuge, in Limerick, which provides shelter in the Mid-Western Health Board area for women experiencing violence from their male partners and for the women's children. The specific objective of the first study is to draw up a profile of the women who use the Adapt Refuge and of the men who perpetrate the violence against them. The profile describes who these women are in terms of their background, age, marital status, number of children and socio-economic circumstances. The first study also describes the origins and development of the Adapt Refuge and patterns of usage of its services.

By providing essential information on characteristics and patterns of usage among the women who use the Adapt Refuge, the first study enables key issues to be identified related to effective policy-making and intervention strategies. These key issues are further explored in the second study. Based on in-depth interviews with a sample of the women from Adapt, the Report of the second study describes the development of violence in intimate male-female relationships, the nature and pattern of the violence experienced, the impact violence has on its victims and the nature of the help sought and the kind of agency response obtained. This second Report also includes a detailed review of previous research carried out in the area of violence in the home.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Domestic Violence
Divisions: Policy Research Centre
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 12:46
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 12:46
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1121

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