Victimization is an increasing concern among homeless African American women. This study’s aim was to investigate victimization factors (e.g., sexual assault, physical assault, and domestic violence) and its prevalence and effects on African American women high risk behaviors while homeless. Participants were 200 homeless African American women (ages, 18 years to 65 years and above) receiving services from clinics, shelters, and community agencies. The authors examined the predictive power of victimization factors (e.g., sexual assault, physical assault, and domestic violence) of homeless African American women on the number of substance use per week in a large metropolitan area in the Southern region of the United States. Using both multiple and logistic regression tests, the authors were able to find correlations in the variables. Results indicated that physical assault and domestic violence were found to be independently related to the number of substance use per week among homeless African American women.
Davis, K. M., Davis, J. D., & Jones, J. K. (2021). Victimization in Homeless African American Women and their High-Risk Behaviors: Implication for Counselors. The Journal of the Research Association of Minority Professors, 22(1). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/jramp/vol22/iss1/1