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Title: Study of the problematics of implementing initiatives that prevent violence against women in Aboriginal communities
Author: Thibodeau, Steven Charles
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2003
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This study employed both qualitative and quantitative methods to explore the views of 36 interview respondents from eight reserves and 114 survey respondents from four reserves on the problematics of implementing violence against women treatment initiatives in reserves in Alberta, Canada. In-depth interviews with a purposeful sample of care providers working in Aboriginal communities were recorded and transcribed. A qualitative approach was used to guide the thematic analysis of the data. Major themes that emerged from the respondents included: (1) the effects of a lack of trust; (2) the need for Aboriginal content and process in the design of treatment initiatives and (3) the difficulty of garnering community support to secure Aboriginal content and design for initiatives. The purpose of the survey was to provide validation of the findings from the qualitative study and to extend the knowledge gained from the interviews. This research examines the social issues that have led to and influenced the research question that are correlated with themes that emerged from the in-depth interviews. It also discusses implications for implementing violence against women treatment initiatives in small, impoverished, isolated and traumatised communities.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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