New Policy Brief from NCDVTMH: Gender Stereotypes, Stigma & Perceptions of Survivors

Gender stereotypes and stigma associated with mental health and substance often intersect in ways that impact the ability of survivors to access support and assistance through the legal system. This policy brief addresses two prevalent misconceptions that frequently impact legal cases: that women with mental health conditions or substance use disorders (1) are not credible, and cannot be believed when they disclose abuse; and (2) are necessarily unfit parents or not as good parents as others without these conditions. These misconceptions have a significant impact on the ability of many survivors of domestic violence to access support and assistance through the legal system.

How Gender Stereotypes and Stigma Associated with Mental Health & Substance Use Impact Survivors of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (PDF)

 

 

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