Men and IPV

The purpose of this study is to explore men's experience of intimate partner violence (IPV) across the Prairie Provinces. IPV is recognized as a serious social and public health issue with devastating consequences for individuals and families (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2016). Most research to date has focused on female victims of IPV and although a growing number of studies indicate that men also experience abuse by their intimate partners, there is a paucity of research on men's experience (Tutty, Babins-Wagner, & Rothery, 2009). Existing studies do not provide a clear picture of the context, severity, and consequences of IPV against men and there is a lack of knowledge to inform the development of appropriate services to best meet men's needs. The proposed study was to address this knowledge gap through a qualitative examination of men's experiences, including the nature, severity, context, and consequences of IPV incidents, their experiences of help seeking, and gaps and barriers experienced by men who did seek help. Our report will be available on the RESOLVE Saskatchewan website when published.

Principle Investigator:

Dr. Darlene Juschka

Academic Lead:

Dr. Karen Wood

Research Assistant:

Maryellen Gibson

Funders:

PrairieAction Foundation | Community Action, Research & Education (CARE) Grant Program

Length of Project:

Completed