Evidence-Based Models for Global Policy Decisions: Outcomes for Abused Women’s Safety, Health, and Functioning Following a Shelter Stay Compared to Use of Justice Services

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/307854
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Evidence-Based Models for Global Policy Decisions: Outcomes for Abused Women’s Safety, Health, and Functioning Following a Shelter Stay Compared to Use of Justice Services
Author(s):
Cesario, Sandra
Author Details:
Sandra Cesario PhD, RNC, FAAN scesario@twu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Worldwide, two over-arching models provide foundational support for interventions addressing IPV: (1) social services of counseling and safe shelter, and (2) legal actions of arrest and protection orders. Evolving from grassroots efforts of volunteers to provide safe housing for a few women and their children, today’s shelters are large in structure, budget, and services. In contrast, justice system support for abused women stemmed from landmark legislation in which a police department was sued for failing to protect an abused woman. Protection orders are funded through taxation and at a per woman modest cost. To determine the safety, health, and general functioning of abused women and their children following a shelter stay compared to abused women who apply for a protection order, a 7-year prospective study of 300 English and Spanish speaking women and their children is underway. A team of 12 nurse researchers from three universities are collaborating to examine the emerging data. Outcomes of re-victimization, safety, lethality risk, mental and physical health, and overall functioning of the 300 women and their children, 4 months after a shelter stay will be presented. In addition, outcomes for women who received a protection order compared to women who did not receive the order will be shared. A subset of data examining the outcomes of immigrant women emphasizes the unique needs of this difficult to access population. Congruent with 2011 Institute of Medicine guidelines which notes the disproportionate impact of IPV on women's lives, this research offers important evidence on the impact of poverty and immigration status on abused women's functioning. When these factors are further explained, interventions can be tailored to improve the safety, health, and functioning of abused women and their children. Implications for global policy and practice standards for shelters and justice services will be stressed.
Keywords:
Immigrant Women; Intimate Partner Violence; Poverty
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEvidence-Based Models for Global Policy Decisions: Outcomes for Abused Women’s Safety, Health, and Functioning Following a Shelter Stay Compared to Use of Justice Servicesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCesario, Sandraen_GB
dc.author.detailsSandra Cesario PhD, RNC, FAAN scesario@twu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/307854-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Worldwide, two over-arching models provide foundational support for interventions addressing IPV: (1) social services of counseling and safe shelter, and (2) legal actions of arrest and protection orders. Evolving from grassroots efforts of volunteers to provide safe housing for a few women and their children, today’s shelters are large in structure, budget, and services. In contrast, justice system support for abused women stemmed from landmark legislation in which a police department was sued for failing to protect an abused woman. Protection orders are funded through taxation and at a per woman modest cost. To determine the safety, health, and general functioning of abused women and their children following a shelter stay compared to abused women who apply for a protection order, a 7-year prospective study of 300 English and Spanish speaking women and their children is underway. A team of 12 nurse researchers from three universities are collaborating to examine the emerging data. Outcomes of re-victimization, safety, lethality risk, mental and physical health, and overall functioning of the 300 women and their children, 4 months after a shelter stay will be presented. In addition, outcomes for women who received a protection order compared to women who did not receive the order will be shared. A subset of data examining the outcomes of immigrant women emphasizes the unique needs of this difficult to access population. Congruent with 2011 Institute of Medicine guidelines which notes the disproportionate impact of IPV on women's lives, this research offers important evidence on the impact of poverty and immigration status on abused women's functioning. When these factors are further explained, interventions can be tailored to improve the safety, health, and functioning of abused women and their children. Implications for global policy and practice standards for shelters and justice services will be stressed.en_GB
dc.subjectImmigrant Womenen_GB
dc.subjectIntimate Partner Violenceen_GB
dc.subjectPovertyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:38:33Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:38:33Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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