Performance Improvement 2013-2014. How Did Study Sites Educate Participants and Staff About Domestic Violence, Establish and Execute Partnerships With Domestic Violence Expert Organizations, and Screen Participants For Domestic Violence?


This study examined the ways in which study sites educated participants and staff about domestic violence, established and executed partnerships with domestic violence expert organizations, and screened participants for domestic violence. Researchers developed and discussed the procedures and programs developed to protect and support participants who disclosed experiences of domestic violence. 

Programs treated domestic violence with requisite seriousness and expressed concern about the prevalence and effects of domestic violence in their communities. Domestic violence programs differed in their approaches to addressing detection and disclosure of domestic violence, educating staff and participants about domestic violence, and determining whether participants experiencing various levels of domestic violence were appropriate candidates for healthy relationship education. All study programs screened, trained and educated participants and staff about domestic violence. Some programs felt that cultural values, such as familismo, prohibited explicit discussions of domestic violence, and chose instead to focus on aspects of healthy relationships.

Report Title: Addressing Domestic Violence in Hispanic Healthy Relationship Programs
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Girley Wright, 202-401-5070
Performer: Lewin Group
Record ID: 9982 (March 15, 2013)

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