Men's Experiences with Partner Aggression Project
Results from the Men's Experiences With Partner Aggression Project
We will be posting the results of our project on this webpage as they become available. Data analysis takes a long time, so please check back regularly. If you would like to be on our email list to receive updates to our progress, please click here and complete the form with your name and email address. Thank you.
Results from Our 2007-2009 Survey:
We'd like to thank Sean C. McCarthy for working on a series of fact sheets that succinctly summarize our main study findings. These findings are or will be elaborated upon in our publications, but the fact sheets can be quite useful for policymakers or practitioners who want "just the facts" without all of the caveats and background theory that research journal articles tend to have. We currently have four fact sheets developed, and one more in progress.
Fact sheet #1: Intimate Terrorism by Women Towards Men: Does it Exist?
Fact sheet #2: A Closer Look at Men Who Sustain Intimate Terrorism by Women
(1) Hines, Denise A., & Douglas, Emily M. (2010). Intimate terrorism by women towards men: Does it exist? . Journal of Aggression, Conflict, and Peace Research, 2(3), 36-56.
(2) Hines, Denise A., & Douglas, Emily M. (2010). A closer look at men who sustain intimate terrorism by women. Partner Abuse, 1(3), 286-313.
(3) Hines, Denise A., & Douglas, Emily M. (2011). Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in men who sustain intimate partner violence: A study of helpseeking and community samples. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 12 (2), 112-127.
(4) Douglas, Emily M., & Hines, Denise A. (2011). The Helpseeking Experiences of Men Who Sustain Intimate Partner Violence: An Overlooked Population and Implications for Practice. Journal of Family Violence, online first.
(5) Hines, Denise A., & Douglas, Emily M. (2001). Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Men Who Sustain Intimate Partner Violence. Aggressive Behavior, online first.
We have more articles in press and under review, and a few more in development. We will keep you updated.
Conference Presentation by Denise A. Hines and Emily M. Douglas at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH, July 2008, entitled, "Male Help-Seekers for Partner Violence Victimization: A Descriptive Analysis." (results on first 50 participants). For information on this conference, which is sponsored by the Family Research Laboratory and Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, please click here.
Conference Presentation by Denise A. Hines and Emily M. Douglas at the 6th Annual Hawaii Conference on Preventing, Assessing, and Treating Child, Adolescent, and Adult Trauma, April 1, 2009, entitled, "Men Who Sustain Partner Violence and Seek Help: Their Abuse and Help-Seeking Experiences and Implications for Prevention." (results for about 2/3 of the dataset)
(from left to right) Emily M. Douglas, Denise A. Hines, and Robert Geffner (conference organizer and fellow presenter on female domestic violence offenders) at the 6th Annual Hawaii Conference on Preventing, Assessing, and Treating Child, Adolescent, and Adult Trauma, April 1, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii, sponsored by the Institute on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma.
Conference Presentation by Denise A. Hines and Emily M. Douglas at the 2009 Academy on Violence and Abuse Biennial Scientific Assembly, Minneapolis, MN, April 25, 2009, entitled, "Men Who Sustain Partner Violence and Seek Help: Abuse Experiences, Injuries, PTSD, and Helpseeking Experiences." For the Academy on Violence and Abuse webpage, please click here.
Conference Presentation by Emily M. Douglas and Denise A. Hines at the 2nd Annual Social Work Conference for and with Men, University of Alabama, May 1, 2009, entitled, "Factors Related to and Experiences of Men who Sustained Partner Violence and Sought Help." For information about this conference, please click here.
Conference Presentation by Denise A. Hines at the 2009 From Ideology to Inclusion Conference: New Directions in Domestic Violence Research and Intervention, entitled, "Can Male Victims of Domestic Violence Get the Help They Need?" Presented June 2009, in Los Angeles, CA. Sponsored by the National Family Violence Legislative Resource Center and the California Alliance for Families and Children. This is the first presentation to have results on the full dataset of 302 men.
We presented a panel on male victims of domestic violence at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in early August of 2009. The panel included, in order of presentation, Murray A. Straus, Denise A. Hines, and Emily M. Douglas. Dr. Straus presented his work on male victimization from his International Dating Violence Study and other research. Dr. Hines' and Dr. Douglas' presentations used data from this study. We are only making Dr. Hines' and Dr. Douglas' presentations available on this website. Here are Dr. Hines' on Abuse, Risk, and PTSD of Male Victims of Partner Violence, and Dr. Douglas' on Helpseeking Experiences of Men Who Sustain Partner Violence: Findings and Implications for Mental Health Professionals.
Conference Presentation by Denise A. Hines and Emily M. Douglas at the 14th International Conference on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma, in September 2009, San Diego, CA, entitled, "Service Options for Men who Have Sustained Partner Violence: A Dual Perspective." This presentation combines the study described on this website with another study we conducted on domestic violence agencies' provision of services to various underserved communities, including men.
Conference Presentation by Denise A. Hines and Emily M. Douglas at the National Summit on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan: Forging a Shared Agenda, in February 2010, Dallas, TX, entitled, "Mental Health of Men Who Sustain Intimate Terrorism from their Female Partners."
Conference Presentation by Emily M. Douglas and Denise A. Hines at the 18th Annual Conference on Men and Masculinities, sponsored by the American Men's Studies Association, in March 2010, Atlanta, GA, entitled, "Men Who Sustain Partner Violence from Their Female Partners: Who Seeks Help, Where They Find Help, and How They Rate These Resources."
Conference Presentation by Denise A. Hines and Emily M. Douglas at the 22nd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, in May 2010, Boston, MA, entitled, "Media Portrayals of IPV Against Men: Do They Reflect Reality? How Do They Impact Helpseeking Experiences?"
Conference Presentation by Denise A. Hines and Emily M. Douglas at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, in July 2010, Portsmouth, NH, entitled, "Understanding the Use of Violence Among Men Who Sustain Intimate Terrorism."
Keynote Presentation by Denise A. Hines at the annual conference of the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, in November of 2010 in Rocky Hill, CT, entitled, "Working with Male Victims."
Presentation by Emily M. Douglas at the 2011 Massachusetts Family Impact Seminar, held at the State House, Boston, MA, March 30, 2011. The title of the seminar was "Men at Risk", and Dr. Douglas' presentation focused on "Men's Social Health Within Families and Intimate Relationships." The Massachusetts Family Impact Seminars are designed to bridge the gap between university research and state policymaking, and therefore, the audience members were primarily state policymakers in Massachusetts. Below is a photo of Dr. Douglas giving her presentation at the State House.
Presentation by Denise A. Hines at Senator Cools' Roundtable on Family Dynamics, in May 2011, at Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, entitled, "Overlooked Victims of Domestic Violence: Men." Below is a picture taken at the Roundtable event. From left to right: Dr. Denise Hines, Senator Anne Cools, and Dr. Dale Stack.
Panel presentation at the Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence: Innovations in Practice and Research Conference, November 2011, in Portsmouth, NH. Panel was entitled: "Understanding and Helping Male Victims of Intimate Terrorism." Panel papers included, "Intimate Terrorism by Women Towards Men: Prevalence, Context, and Consequences," by Denise A. Hines; "The Helpseeking Experiences of Men Who Sustain Intimate Terrorism and Implications for their Mental Health," by Emily M. Douglas; "Best Practices: Service Provisions for Male Victims," by Jan Brown, Executive Director of the Domestic Abuse Helpline for Men and Women; and "Working Therapeutically with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse and Violence," by Elizabeth Celi, psychologist in private practice in Australia. Below is a picture taken following our panel presentation. From left to right: Denise A. Hines, Emily M. Douglas, Elizabeth Celi, and Jan Brown.