It is estimated that one in three women experience intimate-partner violence in their lifetime. Many women who survive feel called to work in agencies that advocate to end intimate-partner violence and provide service to victims. Researcher Leila Wood conducted in-depth interviews with advocate-survivors to understand how their past experiences of violence affect their advocacy work, and the extent to which such work allows them to experience posttraumatic growth—positive change after trauma. Results were published in Violence against Women.
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