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Wider experiences of help seeking

Emma Williamson

in Domestic violence and health

Published by Policy Press

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9781861342157
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302148 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.003.0005
Wider experiences of help seeking

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This chapter looks at the wider help-seeking activities of the participating women. It focuses on the police, social services, teachers, and the criminal-justice system. The importance of inter-agency fora is stressed throughout this text, as it is crucial that healthcare professionals understand that women access them for assistance as part of wider help-seeking strategies which involve other professionals.

Keywords: help seeking; social services; criminal justice; healthcare professionals; police

Chapter.  2443 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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