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Battered Women's Protective StrategiesStronger Than You Know$
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Sherry Hamby

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199873654

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873654.001.0001

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Invisible Strategies

Invisible Strategies

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(p.151) 11 Invisible Strategies
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Battered Women's Protective Strategies
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Sherry Hamby

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873654.003.0011

Many, many steps women take to protect themselves are all but invisible to many people. Battered women do many things to protect themselves that have been little documented in research and little recognized in many standard safety planning and other interventions. Financial planning of all types needs more recognition as the key to successful self-protection, which also suggests that safety planning needs a timeframe that allows for realistic financial planning. Other invisible strategies include organizing one's affairs, education, job training, cyber-protection, identity theft protection, and wellness activities. This chapter also looks at individual differences in approaches to coping. The VIGOR studies produced 133 separate protective strategies identified by women in open-ended responses. This chapter lists them all.

Keywords:   Invisible strategies, finances, education, cyber-protection, wellness, subtypes, battered women, domestic violence, intimate partner violence

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