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Yoshioka, M. R., Gilbert, L., El-Bassel, N., & Baig-Amin, M. (2003). Social support and disclosure of abuse: Comparing South Asian, African American, and Hispanic battered women. Journal of Family Violence, 3(18), 171-180. Language: English

Sixty-two battered women who had accessed domestic violence services were asked to whom they disclosed the partner abuse, the responses they received, and how supported they felt by kin and non-kin network members. The sample consisted of 20 African American, 22 Hispanic and 20 South Asian women with a mean age of 30 years (SD = 7 years). The method was face to face interviews using questionnaires. The measures were acculturation, type and severity of abuse, disclosure of abuse and support received, and perceived social support. The majority of women approached a kin for help. South Asians were more likely to disclose the abuse to their fathers, brothers and also to the siblings of the abuser. African American and Hispanic women solicited support from members of the abuser’s family, especially his mothers and sisters, in addition to members of their own families. Over 25% of Hispanic women reported that a member of the abuser’s family was their most critical source of instrumental support.

Youth Hotlines Succeed in Guatemala and Colombia, 2002. SIECUS Report, 30 (5), 19. Language:English

Synopsis of how youth phone hotlines to service teens (particularly pertaining to sexual, reproduction, and mental health information) were established in both Guatemala and Colombia. Funding sources, advertising techniques, and call rates are discussed.