Using case studies to evaluate IPV prevention in immigrant and refugee communities
To expand the knowledge base of effective IPV prevention, particularly for vulnerable populations, methods should be developed to evaluate community level interventions that have not been tested systematically. In the framework of the Strengthening What Works Initiative, eight grantee organizations participated in a collaborative evaluation of their IPV prevention programs. The evaluation used a mixed methods approach; however, due to the small number of participants, quantitative analysis did not lend itself for generalizations with statistical reliability. Thus, in order to assess the effectiveness of these programs, the evaluation became theory driven, whereas each program was a theory to be tested in real life conditions, and the results presented in the form of eight case studies that explore promising approaches to IPV prevention utilizing rigorous qualitative methods.
Learning Areas:Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Explain 3 reasons for the why the immigrant or refugee status constitutes a barrier to obtain help. Describe the limitations of using exclusively quantitative methods to evaluate IPV prevention. Discuss ways to ensure rigor in qualitative analysis and the value of case studies.
Keyword(s): Evaluation, Refugees
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Program Deputy Director of the Strengthening What Works Initiative, provided technical assistance and recommendations to grantee organizations participating in this initiative.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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