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HOW DOES A VICTIM MAKE THE DECISION TO LEAVE?

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HOW DOES A VICTIM MAKE THE DECISION TO LEAVE?

A lot of time and energy has been spent trying to figure out intimate partner violence, and one of the biggest questions we still have is: what prompts a victim to leave? Is it a pivotal event, is it social support, is it police intervention? Is the decision to leave predictable and forseeable?

Dr. David Katerndahl and his associate Johanna Becho carried out a series of studies to try to answer those questions, and they found out some interesting things.

Dr. Katerndahl, a family physician and tenured Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is known for his research on panic disorders, depression and family violence. He was the Principal Investigator on three National Science Foundation-funded projects addressing the Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence. Becho is a bilingual research associate in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UTHSCSA. She is a graduate of the Family, Couples and Individual Psychotherapy program in the Department of Psychology at Our Lady of the Lake University, and distinguishes herself for the caring and ethical recruitment of subjects and collection of data.

Join us as they reveal what they discovered in their series of investigations, how that information adds to what we know about IPV and how it could ultimately victims.

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