Fear of double disclosure and other barriers to the help seeking behaviour of LGBT youth in Northern Ireland
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
A supportive response in cases of teenage relationship abuse has been documented to play an important role in tertiary prevention efforts. However, this necessitates disclosure of abuse which is compromised in cases of young LGBT teenagers who live in Northern Ireland and are experiencing teenage relationship abuse. Disclosure of teenage relationship abuse in Northern Ireland is mediated by a host of contextual factors including a homophobic faith environment. This context can marginalize LGBT teenagers facing teenage relationship abuse.
This chapter reports on a theme emerging from preliminary findings drawn from an ongoing qualitative research project exploring the experiences of teenagers facing teenage relationship abuse (TRA) in Northern Ireland. It maintains that disclosure of dating violence in Northern Ireland is mediated by a host of contextual factors including the fear of homophobic reactions, the fear of being stigmatized, as well as the institutional silencing of LGBT lives.
|Title of host publication||Responding to Domestic Violence: Emerging Challenges for Policy, Practice and Research in Europe|
|Editors||Stephanie Holt, Carolina Overlien, John Devaney|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2017|
- LGBT, Northern Ireland, teenagers, same sex relationship violence, dating violence, teenage relationship abuse