Event Title

The Services For Domestic Violence Survivors Project

Location

SU 217

Start Date

19-4-2019 10:20 AM

Department

Social Work

Session

Session 8

Description

Domestic Violence (DV) is a pattern of physical abuse, threats, intimidation, isolation, or economic coercion used by one person to exert power and control another person in dating or household relationship (CMBWN, 2017). Unfortunately, in our society many individuals believe that it is easy to abandon a toxic relationship. Women who are living with an abusive partner have been conditioned to feel and think in a different, often inferior manner. When an individual’s sense of control is threatened individuals can experience anxiety, depression and physical illness. This study, The Services for Domestic Violence Survivors Project (hereafter “The Survivors Project”), is a partnership between the Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) Social Work Program, the NEIU McNair Scholars Program, and a leading domestic violence prevention and support agency in metropolitan Chicago. This project is led by Celeste Sancen, a fourth year undergraduate Social Work major, and Andrew Brake, Assistant Professor, NEIU Social Work Program, as a part of Ms. Sancen’s McNair and Social Work undergraduate research projects. This project involves minimal risk to research subjects and aims to examine the basic needs and service experiences of survivors of domestic violence. This study will be conducted at a DV agency located in the Metropolitan, Chicago area. My primary research question is how do battered women in Chicago feel about the quality of services at DV agencies and DV shelter homes? This project will allow me and hopefully other social workers at the agency to better understand the needs of domestic violence survivors. This project uses a mixed methods data gathering strategy. The data will be collected through surveys and follow up face- to face interviews. The research subjects will be asked to participate in taking a voluntary survey and a follow-up face-to face-interview about the quality of services at the DV agency. Participants will have the option of participating by taking a survey and a follow up face-to face interview or only to participate by taking the survey. The survey will consist of 10 questions using a combination of multiple choice and short response questions. The willing participates will chose which option they would like to participate in. Both data gathering tools will allow to examine client perspectives of the quality of services. Through this project, social workers working with survivors of domestic violence will have a clearer understanding of how to provide effective services such as assessment, counseling, and service referral.

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Andrew Brake is the faculty sponsor for this project.

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Apr 19th, 10:20 AM

The Services For Domestic Violence Survivors Project

SU 217

Domestic Violence (DV) is a pattern of physical abuse, threats, intimidation, isolation, or economic coercion used by one person to exert power and control another person in dating or household relationship (CMBWN, 2017). Unfortunately, in our society many individuals believe that it is easy to abandon a toxic relationship. Women who are living with an abusive partner have been conditioned to feel and think in a different, often inferior manner. When an individual’s sense of control is threatened individuals can experience anxiety, depression and physical illness. This study, The Services for Domestic Violence Survivors Project (hereafter “The Survivors Project”), is a partnership between the Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) Social Work Program, the NEIU McNair Scholars Program, and a leading domestic violence prevention and support agency in metropolitan Chicago. This project is led by Celeste Sancen, a fourth year undergraduate Social Work major, and Andrew Brake, Assistant Professor, NEIU Social Work Program, as a part of Ms. Sancen’s McNair and Social Work undergraduate research projects. This project involves minimal risk to research subjects and aims to examine the basic needs and service experiences of survivors of domestic violence. This study will be conducted at a DV agency located in the Metropolitan, Chicago area. My primary research question is how do battered women in Chicago feel about the quality of services at DV agencies and DV shelter homes? This project will allow me and hopefully other social workers at the agency to better understand the needs of domestic violence survivors. This project uses a mixed methods data gathering strategy. The data will be collected through surveys and follow up face- to face interviews. The research subjects will be asked to participate in taking a voluntary survey and a follow-up face-to face-interview about the quality of services at the DV agency. Participants will have the option of participating by taking a survey and a follow up face-to face interview or only to participate by taking the survey. The survey will consist of 10 questions using a combination of multiple choice and short response questions. The willing participates will chose which option they would like to participate in. Both data gathering tools will allow to examine client perspectives of the quality of services. Through this project, social workers working with survivors of domestic violence will have a clearer understanding of how to provide effective services such as assessment, counseling, and service referral.