Intimate Partner Sexual Violence A Multidisciplinary Guide to Improving Services and Support for Survivors of Rape and Abuse available Now!
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October 2013:Australian professionals who come into contact with survivors of IPSV: Your input is much needed into important research. Go here for more information.
As of July 2013, I have developed a full day IPSV training workshop for professionals titled When the Rapist is her Partner. See more information here.
If you're a counselor, activist, medical or legal professional, researcher or any other professional who intersects with victims/survivors of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence, you may find this page useful. This page is a hub of what I know to be available currently, and I hope it will grow. I will update it as I come across new information, or as you kindly email it to me. Don't forget that if you want me to put a notice on this site for research respondents, I'm only too happy. Go here for info
A CALL-OUT FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you are a professional who is here because you work with Intimate Partner Sexual Violence or you are interested in doing so, fantastic!
If you or your organization are doing something with IPSV, I'd be very excited to hear from you and put it on this page! Please email me. Also if you know of any other programs, papers, research, books or sites that you believe should be included on this page, I would be grateful if you would email me too!
Pay to View (Unless you are affiliated with a university or other organization that can get these studies free):
LAURA X Violence Against Women, Sep 1999; vol. 5: pp. 1064 - 1081.See Abstract
An Integrative Review of Separation in the Context of Victimization Robert Walker, Tk Logan, Carol E. Jordan, Jacquelyn C. Campbell See Abstract
CHRISTINE R. HANNEKE, NANCY M. SHIELDS, and GEORGE J. McCALL Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Sep 1986; vol. 1: pp. 350 - 362. See Abstract
Attributions About Rape in a Continuum of Dissolving Marital Relationships - CORRIE A. EWOLDT, CANDICE M. MONSON, and JENNIFER LANGHINRICHSEN-ROHLING Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Nov 2000; vol. 15: pp. 1175 - 1182. See Abstract
Behind closed doors. Detecting and responding to marital rape. Goldy D, Goldy R Jr. Adv Nurse Pract. 1999 Nov;7(11):75-7. Go here
Current Perceptions of Marital Rape: Some Good and Not-So-Good News Christine Ferro, Jill Cermele, and Ann Saltzman Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Jun 2008; vol. 23: pp. 764 - 779. See Abstract
The Dark Consequences of Marital Rape. AJN, American Journal of Nursing. 89(7):946-949, July 1989. CAMBELL, JACQUELYN C. 1; ALFORD, PEGGY 2 See Abstract
Differing Effects of Partner and Nonpartner Sexual Assault on Women's Mental Health - Jeff R. Temple, Rebecca Weston, Benjamin F. Rodriguez, and Linda L. Marshall Violence Against Women, Mar 2007; vol. 13: pp. 285 - 297.See Abstract
Does "No" Really Mean "No" After You Say "Yes"?: Attributions About Date and Marital Rape - CANDICE M. MONSON, JENNIFER LANGHINRICHSEN-ROHLING, and TISHA BINDERUP Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Nov 2000; vol. 15: pp. 1156 - 1174. See Abstract
For better or worse: the case of marital rape. For better or worse: the case of marital rape. Violence Vict. 1993 Spring;8(1):29-39.Whatley MA.Violence Vict. 1993 Spring;8(1):29-39. See Abstract
Forced Sex and Intimate Partner Violence: Effects on Women's Risk and Women's Health - JACQUELYN C. CAMPBELL and KAREN L. SOEKEN, Violence Against Women, Sep 1999; vol. 5: pp. 1017 - 1035 .See Abstract
Gynaecological impact of sexual and physical abuse by spouse. A study of a random sample of Norwegian women Schei B, Bakketeig LS.. Br J Obstet Gynaecol. 1989 Dec;96(12):1379-83. See Abstract
Patricia Mahoney Violence Against Women, Sep 1999; vol. 5: pp. 993 - 1016. See Abstract
Histories of Violent Victimization Among Women Who Reported Unwanted Sex in Marriages and Intimate Relationships: Findings From a Qualitative Study - Kathleen C. Basile, Violence Against Women, Jan 2008; vol. 14: pp. 29 - 52. See Abstract
Individual Differences in the Propensity for Partner Sexual Coercion - Camilleri JA, Quinsey VL. See Abstract
Bethany A. Munge, Andrew M. Pomerantz, Jonathan C. Pettibone, and Jameca W. Falconer Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Oct 2007; vol. 22: pp. 1332 - 1339. See Abstract
Intimate partner sexual assault against women: frequency, health consequences, and treatment outcomes. McFarlane J, Malecha A, Watson K, Gist J, Batten E, Hall I, Smith S. Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Jan;105(1):99-108.See Abstract
Investigating the Causes and Consequences of Marital Rape - Irene Hanson Frieze, Signs, Vol. 8, No. 3, Women and Violence (Spring, 1983), pp. 532-553 Published by: The University of Chicago Press See Abstract
Jennifer A. Bennice and Patricia A. Resick Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, Jul 2003; vol. 4: pp. 228 - 246. See Abstract
Marital rape in Scots law: a further case of interest. Shiels RS.J Forensic Sci Soc. 1990 May-Jun;30(3):131-4. See Abstract
Marital Rape: Is the Crime Taken Seriously Without Co-occurring Physical Abuse? Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling and Candice M. Monson Journal of Family Violence IssueVolume 13, Number 4 / December, 1998See Abstract
Mary Kay Kirkwood and Dawn K Cecil Violence Against Women, Nov 2001; vol. 7: pp. 1234 - 1253. See Abstract
Marriage Is the Best Defense: Policy on Marital Rape Anna Scheyett Affilia, Dec 1988; vol. 3: pp. 8 - 23.
of Interpersonal Violence, Sep 1986; vol. 1: pp. 350 - 362. See Abstract
Raquel Kennedy Bergen and Paul Bukovec Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Oct 2006; vol. 21: pp. 1375 - 1384. See Abstract
Men's Sexual Aggression in Marriage: Couples' Reports - SHANNON-LEE MEYER, DINA VIVIAN, and K. DANIEL O'LEARY, Violence Against Women, Aug 1998; vol. 4: pp. 415 - 435.See Abstract
Parallels and Pitfalls: The Aftermath of Legal Reform for Sexual Assault, Marital Rape, and Domestic Violence Victims SUSAN CARINGELLA-MacDONALD Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Jun 1988; vol. 3: pp. 174 - 189. See Abstract
Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: Are There Unique Characteristics Associated With Making Partners Have Sex Without a Condom? Michele Parkhill Purdie, Antonia Abbey, and Angela J. Jacques-Tiura VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN 2010;16 1086-1097 See Abstract
Power, Sex, and Violence: The Case of Marital Rape - Richard Gelles, Family Coordinator, 26, 4, 339-47, Oct 77 Go Here
Pregnancy Following Partner Rape: What We Know and What We Need To Know Judith McFarlane
Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, Apr 2007; vol. 8: pp. 127 - 134. See Abstract
Paige Hall Smith, Gloria E. Thornton, Robert DeVellis, JoAnne Earp, and Ann L. Coker, Violence Against Women, Oct 2002; vol. 8: pp. 1208 - 1232. See Abstract
Prevalence of wife rape and other intimate partner sexual coercion in a nationally representative sample of women. Basile KC. Violence Vict. 2002 Oct;17(5):511-24 See Abstract
Prevalence and Correlates of the Risk of Marital Sexual Violence in Bangladesh - ABDULLAHEL HADI, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Aug 2000; vol. 15: pp. 787 - 805. See Abstract
KATHLEEN C. BASILE Violence Against Women, Sep 1999; vol. 5: pp. 1036 - 1058.See Abstract
Rape in marriage and in dating relationships: how bad is it for mental health? Kilpatrick DG, Best CL, Saunders BE, Veronen LJ. Acad Sci. 1988;528:335-44.Go here
The "Rights" of Husbands and the "Duties" of Wives: Power and Desire in the American Bedroom, 1850-1910 - Jesse F. Battan, Journal of Family History, Apr 1999; vol. 24: pp. 165 - 186. See Abstract
Separation/Divorce Sexual Assault: The Contribution of Male Support Walter S. DeKeseredy, Martin D. Schwartz, Danielle Fagen, Mandy Hall Feminist Criminology, Vol. 1, No. 3, 228-250 (2006)See Abstract
Separation/Divorce Sexual Assault in Rural Ohio: Survivors' Perceptions of Social Support Providers DeKeseredy, Walter. and Hall, Mandy See Abstract
Sexual abuse within the marital relationship Grams AC, Carneiro de Sousa MJ, Roesch R, Pinto de Costa J.. Med Law. 1997;16(4):743-51.See Abstract
Sexual Violence in Relationships: Implications for Multicultural Counseling - Walinda Phiri-Alleman, John B. Alleman - See Abstract
Social approval for violations of sexual consent in marriage and dating - Margolin L, Moran PB, Miller M. Violence Vict. 1989 Spring;4(1):45-55.
Studying Wife Rape: Reflections on the Past, Present, and FutureRaquel Kennedy Bergen Violence Against Women, Dec 2004; vol. 10: pp. 1407 - 1416. Purchase Here
Raquel Kennedy Bergen, Violence Against Women, Jun 1995; vol. 1: pp. 117 - 138. See Abstract
The Ultimate Weapon?: Demythologizing Spousal Rape and Reconceptualizing Its Prosecution Lisa R. Eskow Stanford Law Review, Vol. 48, No. 3 (Feb., 1996), pp. 677-709 See Abstract
Varying Forms of Husband Sexual Aggression: Predictors and Subgroup Differences - MARSHALL Amy D.; HOLTZWORTH-MUNROE Amy, Journal of family psychology 2002, vol. 16, no3, pp. 286-296 (28 ref.) See Abstract
Violence, Injury, and Presentation Patterns in Spousal Sexual Assaults - LANA STERMAC, GIANNETTA DEL BOVE, and MARY ADDISON, Violence Against Women, Nov 2001; vol. 7: pp. 1218 - 1233. See Abstract
Bonnie L. Yegidis, Affilia, Mar 1988; vol. 3: pp. 62 - 68. See Abstract
Wife rape: barriers to identification and treatment. Weingourt R. Am J Psychother. 1985 Apr;39(2):187-92.See Abstract
Wife Rape: A Social Problem for the 21st Century - KERSTI YLLO, Violence Against Women, Sep 1999; vol. 5: pp. 1059 - 1063. Purchase Here
Women’s Responses to Sexual Violence by Male Intimates Draucker et al. West J Nurs Res.2000; 22: 385-406 See Abstract
Free to Read:
Asking women about intimate partner sexual violence - Liz Wall. Download pdf here
Addressing ‘The Ultimate Insult’: Responding To Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Sexual Violence- Jill Duncan and Deborah Western - Liz Wall. Download pdf here
Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) discussion paper Download pdf here
Children’s exposure to intimate partner sexual assault, Kathryn Ford, Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly, (1)2. 141-149. Download here.
Counseling Services for Battered Women: A Comparison of Outcomes for Physical and Sexual Assault Survivors - April Howard, Stephanie Riger, Rebecca Campbell and Sharon Wasco. Download pdf here
Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Rape Victimization: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey - Download pdf here
Facing the reality of intimate partner sexual violence - Di Macleod Download pdf here and find the article on page 11.
Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: An International Survey and Literature Review Kim Slote and Carrie Cuthbert Available here
Intimate partner sexual assault : the impact of competing demands on victims' decisions to seek criminal justice solutions Denise Lievore Available here
Intimate Partner Sexual Violence WCSAP Research & Advocacy Digest Volume 9 January 2007 Available here
Intimate Partner Sexual Violence: A Review of Current Literature and Consideration of Possible Future Research Directions - Carleen Hite-Corrie Download pdf here
Just "keeping the peace": A reluctance to respond to male partner sexual violence Melanie Heenan ACSSA Issues No. 1 March 2004 – Download pdf here
Marital Rape - Barbe Kiffe, Dakota County Sexual Assault Services Available here
Marital Rape: New research and directions. Raquel Kennedy Bergen and Elizabeth Barnhill (2006), Applied Research Forum, National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women Available here
Preventing Domestic Violence Death - is a Sexual Assault a Risk Factor? - Rochelle Braaf Available here
Proximate and ultimate explanations are required for a comprehensive understanding of partner rape - Aaron T. Goetz , Todd K. Shackelford, Joseph A. Camilleri Download pdf
Sexual Assault During and After Separation/Divorce: An Exploratory Study - Walter S. DeKeseredy, Ph.D. Available here
Sexual Assault Among Intimates: Frequency, Consequences & Treatments - Dr. Judith McFarlane and Dr. Anne Malecha - Available here
Sexual Assault in Abusive Relationships - Lauren R. Taylor and Nicole Gaskin-Laniyan Available here
The Psychology of Partner Sexual Coercion- J Camilleri Available here
Raped by a Partner: A research report – D. Parkinson and S. Cowan Available here
Tips for Responding to Intimate Partner Sexual Violence from WCSAP - Download the word doc here
Washington Coalition of Domestic Violence Programs (WCSAP) Connections: IPSV - Available for download here and featuring several interesting articles for professionals including:
Considering the Differences: Intimate Partner Sexual Violence in Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Discourse - by Louise McOrmond-Plummer
Advice for Criminal Justice Staff and/or Advocates to Aid IPSV Survivors by Patricia Easteal
Making the Connections: Advocating for Survivors of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence by Marianne Winters
Making Marital Rape A Crime: A Long Road Traveled, A Long Way to Go by Lynn Hecht Schafran, Director, National Judicial Education Program, Stefanie Lopez-Boy, Program Associate, National Judicial Education Program and Mary Rothwell Davis
Prosecuting Intimate Partner Sexual Assault by Jennifer Gentile Long
Successfully Investigating IPSV: Considerations for Law Enforcement by National Center for Women & Policing
BOOKS AND ESSAYS IN BOOKS
Intimate Partner Sexual Violence A Multidisciplinary Guide to Improving Services and Support for Survivors of Rape and Abuse- Eds. LOUISE McORMOND-PLUMMER, PATRICIA EASTEAL AM AND JENNIFER Y. LEVY-PECK: This book brings together advice for professionals working with individuals who have experienced rape or other forms of sexual abuse by current or former partners. Multidisciplinary and international in its approach, the book covers key issues salient to all professionals—including the impact of IPSV, reproductive coercion, possible consequences of taking a case to court, and best practice service responses. It also addresses the needs of IPSV victims in different contexts, such as those in same-sex or teenage relationships, immigrant victims, and those in prison. This is an authoritative resource for all professionals who work with IPSV victims including counselors, social workers, refuge workers, victim advocates, mental health professionals, pastoral workers, lawyers, police, and health practitioners.
Rape in Marriage - Diana E.H. Russell: A must-read for anybody seeking to understand rape by partners. Ms. Russell also includes a section on the rape of lovers, i.e. boyfriends. Excellent coverage of the view of women as property from historical times. Looks intelligently at the problem of subsuming marital rape under the category of domestic violence, and the troubled history of rape crisis and domestic violence service responses to partner rape.
Dangerous Exits: Escaping Abusive Relationships in Rural America - Walter S. DeKeseredy and Martin D. Schwartz This excellent addition to the literature on violence to women looks at the physical, mental and sexual violence rural women may face when exiting dangerous relationships, after they have left them, or even post-divorce. People are very fond of leveling judgments at women who don't "just leave" but this book is a timely reminder of the terrorism that serves to frighten women into remaining - and their fear of what may happen if they leave is, as this book shows, not groundless. I particularly appreciate the way DeKeseredy and Schwartz explore the danger of sexual assault when a woman "emotionally" separates from a partner - i.e. she does not have to even announce she is leaving; the man just senses she is growing distant and rapes her in order to reassert control and ownership. Highly recommended - most certainly for professionals concerned with the safety of women escaping abuse.
ESSAYS IN BOOKS:
“Battered Wives’ Reactions to Marital Rape,” Nancy M. Shields and Christine R. Hanneke, in The Dark Side of Families, D. Finkelhor, R. Gelles, G. Hotaling and M. Straus (eds), Sage Publications, CA, 1983.
‘ “I just raped my wife! What are you going to do about it, Pastor?” The church and sexual violence’Carol J. Adams, in Transforming a Rape Culture, E Buchwald, P Fletcher and M Roth (eds), Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, 1995
“Prediction of Homicide of and by Battered Women”, Jacquelyn C. Campbell, in Assessing Dangerousness: Violence by Sexual Offenders, Batterers, and Child Abusers. Jacquelyn C. Campbell (ed) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 1995
“Rape in Marriage: Has the License Lapsed?’ Patricia Easteal in Balancing the Scales: Rape, Law Reform and Australian Culture, Patricia Easteal (ed), Federation Press, Sydney, 1988
“Rape in Marriage: A Sociological View” David Finkelhor and Kersti Yllo, in The Dark Side of Families, D. Finkelhor, R. Gelles, G. Hotaling and M. Straus (eds), Sage Publications, CA, 1983.
INTIMATE PARTNER SEXUAL ASSAULT TRAINING AND OTHER PROGRAMS & RESOURCES
DVD: Partner Rape: Know About it, Respond Effectively, Prevent it This is an excellent resource available for free, presenting a multidisciplinary approach to partner rape. Testimonies from survivors; appearances by police, medical and counselling professionals and other experts. Although it's Australian, the perspectives offered will be applicable anywhere. You can view it chapter-by-chapter online here, and also request a copy.
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) is at the forefront of providing excellent publications and training materials on IPSV for professionals.
Understanding and Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Violence - This one day training program, is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of refuge and domestic violence workers in relation to Intimate Partner Sexual Assault (IPSV), principally to enable participants to identify and effectively and confidently respond to disclosures of sexual violence in the course of their professional practice. Featured on the Australian Center For the Study of Sexual Assault Promising Practice webpage.
In Raquel Bergen's study, survivors of partner rape indicated that what they most wanted were support groups specifically to speak about their issues with others who have shared their experiences.. Generic rape survivor or domestic violence support groups, unless they make room for IPSV, are often not appropriate (Wife Rape:Understanding the Response of Survivors and Service Providers, Sage Publications, California, 1996)
As of September 2 2009, I am very pleased to announce that the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs has authored a Curriculum for Psychoeducational support groups for IPSV survivors. It is free to use and may be adapted to different group needs - i.e. teens or same-sex IPSV.. Find out more about that here. It is recommended that this curriculum be used in tandem with the Circle of Hope facilitator training manual for Conducting Effective Psycho-Educational Support Groups - find out more about that here. This is a great resource; support groups is something I feel very passionately about; I'm delighted - and privileged to have had a small hand in helping out.
If you do know of any services that run current groups, please email me - I would love to include them here, and also direct survivors to services that offer support groups.
Online peer-support is available for survivors of IPSV.
I am a director of Pandora's Aquarium, and we are proud to have assisted many partner rape survivors in finding support and validation - indeed, it has comprised very fine support for me too. While it isn't intended to replace therapy or crisis care, we do know that peer-support is an important part of the healing process. If you would like to read about what we offer survivors, who we are, a discussion of problems with online groups and how we manage them etc. Please feel free to read our article for professionals as well as what we can offer survivors of IPSV here. I hope you will consider referring clients who need peer-support to us (if online support is safe for them).