Public health experts agree that the best approach to slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. is enacting social distancing measures, including stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders. However, for vulnerable subpopulations who receive comprehensive domestic violence services from organizations that draw on theories of empowerment and trauma as they design, provide, and evaluate services, this approach is particularly problematic. This Working Group will examine the extent to which such theories can be effectively used in service provision during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Domestic Violence and Survivor-Centered Approaches to COVID-19
Working Group Lead
Jennifer Horney, University of Delaware
Working Group Members
Lauren Camphausen, University of Delaware
Daniela Ben-Eliezer, University of Delaware
Rashon I. Lane Filali, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ruth Fleury-Steiner, University of Delaware
Susan Miller, University of Delaware
Nora Montalvo-Liendo, Texas A&M University McAllen
Maria Perez-Patron, Texas A&M University
Erin Ridout, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Colten Strickland, University of Delaware
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