Panelists will present findings from a comprehensive study of domestic violence shelters in eight states. Data were collected from 3,410 residents in 215 domestic violence shelters — 81 percent of the shelters. The first of its kind, this descriptive study seeks to fill a gap in current knowledge about the needs and experiences of domestic violence survivors who turn to shelters for help and the type of help they receive. Implications for policy and programming will also be addressed.
Dr. Emily F. Rothman and Ms. Sarah DeCosta will talk about the Real Talk intervention, which is a brief motivational interview intervention designed to stop dating abuse perpetration by youth ages 15-19 years old, and was tested through a randomized controlled trial in adolescent health care settings. Dr. Elizabeth Miller and Ms.
|Bennett, Riger, Schewe, Howard and Wasco, 2004
|The effectiveness of hotline, advocacy, counseling and shelter services for domestic violence victims
|Using cluster evaluation, evaluated one fiscal year's worth of data from 54 programs serving victims of domestic violence.
|Overall, effectiveness in all areas was supported; however, improvements in...