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How Social Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence Affect Homelessness Among Women in Two Rural Regions With Resource-Based Economies in Eastern Quebec
Author(s): Catherine Flynn, Pénelope Couturier, Simon Turcotte, Kim Dubé, Christophe Levesque, Philippe-Benoit Côté, Simon Lapierre
Publication Date: 2022
This study presents findings from a qualitative study conducted in two relatively remote, primarily rural regions of Quebec whose resource-based economic structures exacerbate inequalities between men and women. The purpose of this study was to understand how violence and homelessness intertwine in women’s life courses in such regions.
“It Made Me so Vulnerable”: Victim-blaming and Disbelief of Child Sexual Abuse as Triggers of Social Exclusion Leading Women to Homelessness
Author(s): Philippe-Benoit Côté, Catherine Flynn, Kim Dubé, Mylène Fernet, Josiane Maheu, Audrey Gosslin-Pelerin, Pénelope Couturier, Mélissa Cribb, Gabrielle Petrucci & Marie-Marthe Cousineau
Publication Date: 2022
This study shows how traumatic child sexual abuse experiences and negative social reactions to their disclosure can both contribute to social exclusion and isolation, and to homelessness through the internalization of rape myths.
Between Resignation, Resistance and Recognition: A Qualitative Analysis of LGBTQ+ Youth Profiles of Homelessness Agencies Utilization
Author(s): Philippe-Benoit Côté, Martin Blais
Publication Date: 2019
Despite the overrepresentation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) youth in the context of homelessness, little information is available on their utilization of homelessness agencies. Using a qualitative approach, this study aimed to identify homelessness agency use profiles among LGBTQ+ youth. Individual interviews were conducted with seventeen LGBTQ+ youths aged 17 to 25 years experiencing homelessness. Three profiles were...
Love without a home: a portrait of romantic and couple relationships among street-involved young adults in Montreal
Author(s): Martin Blais, Philippe-Benoit Côté, Hélène Manseau, Michel Martel, Marie-Andrée Provencher
Publication Date: 2012
Few studies have explored love relationships among street-involved young adults. Unstructured interviews were conducted with 42 street-involved young adults, aged between 18 and 32 years (mean age = 23), about their love and sexual life. Themes were identified in the interviews with their corresponding kernels of meaning, and these kernels of meaning were then grouped into conceptual categories on the basis of their conceptual proximity. Five mai...