Outcomes for Immigrant Women and Their Children 4- Months Following Use of Safe Shelter and Justice Services: Implications for International Policy and Programs

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308094
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Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Outcomes for Immigrant Women and Their Children 4- Months Following Use of Safe Shelter and Justice Services: Implications for International Policy and Programs
Author(s):
Nava, Angeles
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Beta
Author Details:
Angeles Nava, PhD, gela@barringer1.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Aims: Intimate partner violence (IPV) and immigration are phenomena affecting women worldwide. Women comprise a growing number of immigrants globally and often abused immigrant women face more challenges-- cultural, economic, and legal when compared to other groups of abused women. It has been found that immigrant women who report intimate partner violence suffer physical and psychological symptoms as do their children.

Methods: To determine the mental health, safety, and functioning outcomes for abused immigrant women and their children 4 months after seeking help at a shelter or applying for a protection order for the first time, a group of 104 immigrant women (41 women with documents and 63 women without documents) were assessed for, depression, anxiety, somatization, PTSD, safety, self-efficacy, lethality, and severity of abuse. The women also answered questions about the behavior of one of her children randomly chosen.

Results: Repeated measures factorial ANOVAs and confirmed with nonparametric tests showed, regardless of documentation status improvement on mental health measures of anxiety, depression, somatization, PTSD and self-efficacy. Women in this sample also reported less frequency and severity of violence and lower risk of being murdered. There was also a significant three way interaction of time, received protection order, and documentation status with self efficacy.

Conclusions: Specifics of outcome measures by documentation status will be discussed along with implications for international policy and programs for immigrant women with children who are abused and seek services for the first time

Keywords:
Immigrant Women; IPV
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.titleOutcomes for Immigrant Women and Their Children 4- Months Following Use of Safe Shelter and Justice Services: Implications for International Policy and Programsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNava, Angelesen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Betaen_GB
dc.author.detailsAngeles Nava, PhD, gela@barringer1.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308094-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Aims: Intimate partner violence (IPV) and immigration are phenomena affecting women worldwide. Women comprise a growing number of immigrants globally and often abused immigrant women face more challenges-- cultural, economic, and legal when compared to other groups of abused women. It has been found that immigrant women who report intimate partner violence suffer physical and psychological symptoms as do their children. <p>Methods: To determine the mental health, safety, and functioning outcomes for abused immigrant women and their children 4 months after seeking help at a shelter or applying for a protection order for the first time, a group of 104 immigrant women (41 women with documents and 63 women without documents) were assessed for, depression, anxiety, somatization, PTSD, safety, self-efficacy, lethality, and severity of abuse. The women also answered questions about the behavior of one of her children randomly chosen. <p>Results: Repeated measures factorial ANOVAs and confirmed with nonparametric tests showed, regardless of documentation status improvement on mental health measures of anxiety, depression, somatization, PTSD and self-efficacy. Women in this sample also reported less frequency and severity of violence and lower risk of being murdered. There was also a significant three way interaction of time, received protection order, and documentation status with self efficacy. <p>Conclusions: Specifics of outcome measures by documentation status will be discussed along with implications for international policy and programs for immigrant women with children who are abused and seek services for the first timeen_GB
dc.subjectImmigrant Womenen_GB
dc.subjectIPVen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:26:49Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:26:49Z-
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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