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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Empowering Survivors of Interpersonal Violence through a Holistic Empowerment Leadership Program
by Friesen, Anne Ellis, Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2018, 145; 10747251
Abstract (Summary)

This study, which was conducted in a safe shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, tested the effectiveness of a program of the researcher’s design, titled Holistic Empowerment Leadership Program (HELP). HELP was developed in order to empower survivors of interpersonal violence to become more self-sufficient. Self-sufficiency was defined in terms of four variables: financial empowerment, personal safety, self-esteem, and supportive relationships. Results of statistical analyses indicated that women exposed to HELP were more self-sufficient upon exiting the program than they had been when they entered. Results also indicated that women exposed to HELP were more self-sufficient upon exiting the program than were women that had not been exposed to HELP.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Walker, Maribeth
Commitee: Bivens, Judy, Garner, Christopher, Longnecker, Ryan, Ventura, Heidi R., Walker, Maribeth
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Department: Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Tennessee
Source: DAI-A 79/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Educational leadership, Educational psychology
Keywords: Domestic violence shelter, Empowerment, Holistic, Human trafficking, Sexual assault, Victim of interpersonal violence
Publication Number: 10747251
ISBN: 978-0-438-09569-4
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