One of the most common questions the general public asks about intimate partner violence (ipv) is “Why does she stay?”
In Module 1, Lawrence Green and his colleagues identified three types of factors that can affect the help-seeking process by either encouraging or discouraging action:
- Predisposing factors: attitudes, perceptions, or beliefs that either facilitate or hinder personal motivation to act
- Enabling factors: factors that either help by their presence or hinder by their absence like the ability to obtain necessary assistance (limited facilities, inadequate personnel, lack of funds)
- Reinforcing factors: characteristics of services or attitudes of caregivers that assist in decision-making like the feedback or attention received.
For this purposes of this discussion topic please complete the following:
- Take a look at the Lisa Steinberg/Hedda Nussbaum Case Study listed in Module 1.
- Respond to the following:
- Explain the possible issues affecting the help-seeking behavior of Hedda Nussbaum, including issues in the victim and offender response system that inhibited appropriate intervention
- Please support your response with resources (including in-text citations).
Note: The Lisa Steinberg/Hedda Nussbaum Case Study can be under Week 1 Learning Resources. Under “Models, Theories, …” go to commentary. It is under the section For Further Thought: Review the case history (This link should also work: https://content.umgc.edu/file/810d9f88-0120-4866-b9ed-c75eeaed1895/1/BEHS453-1109.zip/Modules/M1-Module_1/popups/Steinberg_case_study.html)
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