Sisters of the Yam: African American women's healing and self-recovery from intimate male partner violence
NLM Title Abbreviation
Issues Ment Health Nurs
Issues in Mental Health Nursing
DOI of Published Version
In this womanist ethnographic investigation African American women (N = 21) survivors of intimate male partner violence were interviewed about their resilience-recovering experiences. This article foregrounds the role of therapeutic support groups in African American women's healing experience and addresses how race and ethnicity shape the lives and the recovering process for many African American women. The findings are important to practitioners who strive to provide assistance and interventions for African American women as well as other women of color.
Adult, African Americans/psychology, Aged, Battered Women/psychology, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Nursing Methodology Research, Psychiatric Nursing/methods, Psychotherapy, Group/organization & administration
Published Article/Book Citation
Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 21:5 (2000) pp.515-531.