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A General Look at Women Taking Shelters: What are They Living Through? What can We Do?

Gamer GÜNAY, Esra ALATAŞ, Süheyla DOĞAN BULUT, Sibel ÖRSEL.

Abstract
Violence is an important social issue to which the women are exposed the most. Women shelters are one of the responsive services for the women experiencing violence. In this research, we planned to make situational detection on sociodemographic characteristics and the properties related to the violence they experienced and origin families for the women taking shelters and search for feasible additional social support and protective precautions in light of the analysis. By interviewing 46 cases living in Ankara Women Shelter face to face, a socidemographic form, SCID-1, Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ-28) were applied. The average age of cases is 31.46±8.36 years. By CTQ-28, it is detected emotional in %75, physical in % 65.4 and sexual abuse in % 51, other than that %69.2 physical and % 55.8 emotional neglect story. There were behaviour of violence in mothers of %28.8, fathers of %36.5 and siblings of %15.4 of the cases. Duration of marriageis 10.52±9.96 years, marriage age is 18.48±4.29 years and the average duration of getting exposed to violence in their marriage is 11.44±8.27 years. It is declared that the cases were exposed to % 96.2 physical, % 84.6 emotional, %92.3 verbal, % 25 sexual and %78.8 economicalviolence, %65.4 of them experienced violence also in pregnancy and for %35.3 pregnancy was effected from the violence. In %54.2 of the cases there were detected suicide attempt history and the most (% 65.4) major depression primary diagnosis. It can be said with our current findings that the women taking shelters has been facing violence since their childhood, couldn’t get enough economical and social support from their families and experienced several mental illnesses with their trauma. Individual strengthening, supporting, providing the psychiatrist applications and pharmacotheraphy treatments in necessary conditions, appyling group and individual theraphies will provide women to be strengthened psychologically until they leave the shelters. On the other hand, providing educational-professional development and labor facilities will enable women to survive after they leave the shelter.
Keywords: women’s shelter, violence, women

Key words: women’s shelter, violence, women


 
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GUNAY G, ALATAŞ E, BULUT SD, ORSEL S. A General Look at Women Taking Shelters: What are They Living Through? What can We Do?. JCBPR. 2016; 5(2): 75-84. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.243919


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GUNAY G, ALATAŞ E, BULUT SD, ORSEL S. A General Look at Women Taking Shelters: What are They Living Through? What can We Do?. https://www.jcbpr.org/?mno=243919 [Access: September 14, 2022]. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.243919


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GUNAY G, ALATAŞ E, BULUT SD, ORSEL S. A General Look at Women Taking Shelters: What are They Living Through? What can We Do?. JCBPR. 2016; 5(2): 75-84. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.243919



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GUNAY G, ALATAŞ E, BULUT SD, ORSEL S. A General Look at Women Taking Shelters: What are They Living Through? What can We Do?. JCBPR. (2016), [cited September 14, 2022]; 5(2): 75-84. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.243919



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GUNAY, G., ALATAŞ, . E., BULUT, . S. D. & ORSEL, . S. (2016) A General Look at Women Taking Shelters: What are They Living Through? What can We Do?. JCBPR, 5 (2), 75-84. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.243919



Turabian Style

GUNAY, Gamer, Esra ALATAŞ, Suheyla DOĞAN BULUT, and Sibel ORSEL. 2016. A General Look at Women Taking Shelters: What are They Living Through? What can We Do?. Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research, 5 (2), 75-84. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.243919



Chicago Style

GUNAY, Gamer, Esra ALATAŞ, Suheyla DOĞAN BULUT, and Sibel ORSEL. "A General Look at Women Taking Shelters: What are They Living Through? What can We Do?." Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research 5 (2016), 75-84. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.243919



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

GUNAY, Gamer, Esra ALATAŞ, Suheyla DOĞAN BULUT, and Sibel ORSEL. "A General Look at Women Taking Shelters: What are They Living Through? What can We Do?." Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research 5.2 (2016), 75-84. Print. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.243919



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

GUNAY, G., ALATAŞ, . E., BULUT, . S. D. & ORSEL, . S. (2016) A General Look at Women Taking Shelters: What are They Living Through? What can We Do?. Journal of Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and Research, 5 (2), 75-84. doi:10.5455/JCBPR.243919