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Líderes Comunitarias: Evaluation of Community Workshops on Domestic Violence

General Material
Published Date
January, 2015

This dissertation describes a study conducted in the Atlanta, Georgia area of a peer workshop on domestic violence for Latina community members led by local Latina survivors of domestic violence. Workshop participants were compared to control group participants for the study. The study did not find that workshop attendance related significantly to willingness to discuss domestic violence with friends and family or with knowledge about domestic violence. This is due to the finding that many of the people studied already had good knowledge and were willing to discuss domestic violence even before the workshop. However, suggestions are included for how these issues could be studied more in the future. The study did find that for workshop participants, a feeling of connection to the community led to a greater sense of identification with the workshop leaders.