Accessing and Utilizing Services for Intimate Partner Violence: Centering the Voices of Survivors and Service Providers who Serve Them [#79]
Title: Accessing and Utilizing Services for Intimate Partner Violence: Centering the Voices of Survivors and Service Providers who Serve Them
Description: Despite the growing body of research literature pertaining to the understanding of survivors' help-seeking behaviours, limitations remain with respect to adequately understanding and conceptualizing the service utilization of survivors using intersectionality theory.
More research is needed to bridge the gap between the intersectionality theoretical framework and the development of service programs and policies that reach to the diverse groups of survivors. In order to promote equitable, accessible, and inclusive services for all survivors, it is imperative to learn how various groups of survivors experience services and how these services attend to their intersecting identities and unique social locations. It is also essential to explore how providers who serve them understand survivors' experiences. Therefore, the aim of this research is to explore from multiple perspectives, how survivors of IPV and service providers who serve them understand survivors' experiences of accessing and utilizing mental health and social support services.
I hope that this study can make a contribution to the field of domestic violence, ultimately improving services for all survivors. If you are in Canada and interested in participating, please do not hesitate to contact me via email address at firstname.lastname@example.org
Specifics: Study Population:
Participants are adult survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV), have left abusive relationship and are safe. Participants also are licensed mental health practitioners who worked with survivors of IPV and have five years of experience.
Participation in 60-90 minutes semi-structured interview
Location: online - Calgary
Project lead: Asra Milani, Supervisor: Dr. Ada L. Sinacore
Study Dates: novembre 10, 2022 to octobre 30, 2023