The Collaborative Research Group for Designing Safety Interventions for Individuals in Violent Relationships

This award funds the development of a team focused on enhancing safety of victims of relationship abuse. The team’s goal is to bring together researchers from social work, psychology, nursing, medicine and public health with front-line service providers to develop abuse interventions for individuals in violent relationships. Through a series of meetings and workshops, the team aims to develop safety-promoting strategies that can be tested with women and men in different socio-ethnic groups. The team will include participation by community agencies and health institutions, including the Vancouver General Hospital and St. Paul’s Hospital emergency rooms.