alexa Recovery: resilience and growth in the aftermath of domestic violence.
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences

Arts and Social Sciences Journal

Author(s): Anderson KM, Renner LM, Danis FS

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Abstract This mixed-methods study explored the recovery process and outcomes for 37 women formerly in an abusive intimate partner relationship. Standardized measures of current psychosocial functioning indicated participants were largely asymptomatic for posttraumatic stress disorder and had relatively strong resilience. Qualitative analysis revealed how social and spiritual support was instrumental to participants' recovery, growth, and resilience. Implications for helping professionals include gaining a more comprehensive understanding of recovery from domestic violence. This type of knowledge may contribute to interventions that build on women's strengths and resourcefulness. This article was published in Violence Against Women and referenced in Arts and Social Sciences Journal

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