Journal article

Advocacy interventions to reduce or eliminate violence and promote the physical and psychosocial well-being of women who experience intimate partner abuse

Carol Rivas, Jean Ramsay, Laura Sadowski, Leslie L Davidson, Danielle Dunne, Sandra Eldridge, Kelsey Hegarty, Angela Taft, Gene Feder

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Intimate partner abuse is common worldwide, damaging the short- and long-term physical, mental, and emotional health of survivors and children. Advocacy may contribute to reducing abuse, empowering women to improve their situation by providing informal counselling and support for safety planning and increasing access to different services. Advocacy may be a stand-alone service, accepting referrals from healthcare providers, or part of a multi-component (and possibly multi-agency) intervention provided by service staff or others. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of advocacy interventions within or outside healthcare settings in women who have experienced intimate partner abuse. S..

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External sourcesSocialforsksnings Institut (SFI) Nordic Campbell Centre, Denmark.(Original review only, not the 2013 update) - funding support to enable co-registration of the review within the Campbell Collaboration (DOI:10.4073/csr.2009.5)National Institute of Health Research, UK.Carol Rivas's contribution was partly funded by the NIHR applied research programme funding stream. The views and opinions do not not necessarily reflect those of the NIHR, NHS or the Department of Health (England).Queen Mary University of London, UK.Danielle Dunne worked on the update of this review whilst employed full-time at Queen Mary University of London