Strategy of career interventions for battered women

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Female victims of domestic violence-also referred to as "battered women"-face serious career development challenges that necessitate the intervention and aid of human resource development (HRD) practice.The purpose of this article is to identify critical factors having an impact on the career development (CD) of battered women and to offer suggestions for how HRD practitioners may begin work to aid battered women in the development of their careers. This article is primarily concerned with career development interventions with battered women who also experience additional economic, educational, or networking hardships. Therefore, the findings of this article should not be considered inclusive of all female victims of domestic violence, but rather the start of an important conversation. The considerations in this article and the interventions suggested herein need testing and development, as do other methods of CD interventions with battered women. The expansion of HRD to include programs for those who have historically been minimized by systems of oppression should be considered a primary concern of current researchers and practitioners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)246-263
Number of pages18
JournalHuman Resource Development Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • battered women
  • career development
  • domestic violence
  • employability
  • human resource development
  • social justice


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