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Meeting Survivors' Needs: A Multi-State Study of Domestic Violence Shelter Experiences, Summary of Findings

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dc.contributor.author Lyon, Eleanor
dc.contributor.author Lane, Shannon
dc.contributor.author Menard, Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-27T22:27:17Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-27T22:27:17Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Lyon, Eleanor; Lane, Shannon; Menard, Anne. (2008). Meeting Survivors' Needs: A Multi-State Study of Domestic Violence Shelter Experiences, Summary of Findings. National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and University of Connecticut School of Social Work, 4 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.govdoc NCJ 226046
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/226046.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/356
dc.description Research Brief en_US
dc.description.abstract This report summarizes findings from a multi-State study of survivors’ experiences in domestic-violence shelters. The findings show that domestic-violence shelters serve a critical need for people who have experienced abuse from intimate partners. Shelters provide a wide variety of educational, emotional, psychological, attitudinal, and practical benefits to domestic-violence victims. For all identified needs, 75 percent of survivors got at least some of the help they wanted. Nearly all survivors reported they got the help they wanted for their personal safety and safety planning for the future. Conflicts with other residents were the most common conflict experienced in the shelters. Shelter programs can improve their strategies for addressing survivors’ emotional and mental health needs, physical health issues, housing, educational, and economic issues, as well as substance abuse. These were the most prominent needs that shelter residents reported were not being fully met. The study identified some differences in needs based on the race/ethnicity of survivors. These include lack of respect for cultural customs. Efforts to expand staff diversity and to create working environments supportive to all staff should continue. Data were collected from October 2007 to March 2008, using surveys completed by 3,410 residents of 215 domestic-violence shelters representing 81 percent of the shelters in 8 States. (CVRL Note: See also NCJ 225025 (final report) and NCJ 226045 (executive summary).) (NCJRS Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon Meeting Survivors' Needs: A Multi-State Study of Domestic Violence Shelter Experiences, Final Report
dc.relation.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/351
dc.subject Program Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Residential Services en_US
dc.subject Transitional Housing en_US
dc.subject Safe Houses en_US
dc.subject Accessibility Services en_US
dc.subject Group Treatment en_US
dc.subject Crisis Counseling en_US
dc.subject Advocacy en_US
dc.subject Physical Disability en_US
dc.subject Disabled en_US
dc.subject Multilingual en_US
dc.subject Male Victims en_US
dc.subject Domestic Abuse en_US
dc.subject Spouse Abuse en_US
dc.subject Intimate Partner Violence en_US
dc.subject Emotional Burden en_US
dc.title Meeting Survivors' Needs: A Multi-State Study of Domestic Violence Shelter Experiences, Summary of Findings en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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