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ERIC Number: EJ793651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
The Impact of Short-Term Counseling at a Domestic Violence Shelter
McNamara, John R.; Tamanini, Kevin; Pelletier-Walker, Suzanne
Research on Social Work Practice, v18 n2 p132-136 2008
Objective: Women who received counseling at a domestic violence shelter were evaluated with several measures to determine the impact of the services they received. Method: A pretest and posttest design using clinical measures for life functioning and coping ability along with posttest-only measures of satisfaction and helpfulness of service were used to assess the outcomes of their counseling and other social work services at the agency. Results: Significant improvement on clinical measures of life functioning as well as coping ability along with a sense of being helped and satisfied with the social work services received are noted. Conclusions: Counseling along with a supportive agency milieu prove beneficial to women seeking services for partner abuse. Limitations of this study are also noted. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio