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.
|Commitee:||Bivens, Judy, Garner, Christopher, Longnecker, Ryan, Ventura, Heidi R., Walker, Maribeth|
|School:||Trevecca Nazarene University|
|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|
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