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Study Explores Differences Between Hispanic and White Women in Domestic Violence Situations

study author Ana Bridges
courtesy: University of Arkansas
study author Ana Bridges

A study led by University of Arkansas Associate Professor of Psychology Ana Bridges was recently published in the journal Violence Against Women. Bridges interviewed local Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women who sought help at the Peace at Home Family Shelter to see whether there were any differences in the reasons they stayed in abusive relationships and the strategies they used to leave them. She says some of the results surprised her.

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