Building a Novel Health Curriculum for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Residing at a Transitional Housing Program

Building a Novel Health Curriculum for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence Residing at a Transitional Housing Program

We used a community-based participatory research approach to develop, implement, and evaluate one of the first health curricula for female intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors residing at a transitional housing program. The curriculum comprised 12 workshops that were developed based on the survivors’ experiences, needs, and interests. Evaluation participants included 20 of the 37 women who attended at least one workshop, 12 workshop facilitators, and two housing center staff. Participants found the curriculum to be engaging, interactive, and helpful in building a supportive community. Suggestions for curricular improvement as well as opportunities for further research and curricular development are discussed.

JOURNAL: Violence Against Women
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017