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Back to Basics: Service Users Report on the Importance of Material Resources and Empowering Responses

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dc.contributor.advisor Morton, Mavis Bader, Danielle 2015-01-07T14:45:53Z 2015-01-07T14:45:53Z 2014-11 2014-11-11 2015-01-07
dc.description.abstract Since the 1980s, coordinated community responses (CCRs) have flourished throughout North America and the United Kingdom to improve the local response to violence against women. Existing research on CCRs have primarily assessed this model from the service provider perspective. This community engaged evaluation research fills a gap in the literature through the inclusion of women’s voices in the evaluation of a sexual assault and domestic violence protocol, implemented by a CCR in one Ontario community. Using feminist intersectionality and collaboration theory, the current study examined the extent to which the protocol objectives were met, the barriers and challenges experienced by women in their attempt to access and receive services. Moreover, this study examined whether the protocol was meeting the needs and issues facing women who have experienced violence. Twenty-six semi-structured interviews were conducted with women who disclosed experiencing violence to service providers mandated by the protocol. The findings revealed that meeting women’s basic needs and the manner in which service providers respond to women is crucial. Women were more likely to benefit from services and report positive experiences when service providers attended to their interconnected needs and provided a caring response. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject coordinated community response en_US
dc.subject community engaged research en_US
dc.subject violence against women en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject intersectionality en_US
dc.subject collaboration theory en_US
dc.subject protocol en_US
dc.subject domestic violence en_US
dc.subject sexual assault en_US
dc.title Back to Basics: Service Users Report on the Importance of Material Resources and Empowering Responses en_US
dc.title.alternative A Community Engaged Evaluation Research Study of an Ontario Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Protocol en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy en_US Master of Arts en_US Department of Political Science en_US
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