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Bolhari J, Amiri T, Karimi Keisomi I, Mohseni Kabir M. Domestic Violence Prevention Advocacy Program: A Pilot Study in Tehran Urban Area. IJPCP. 2018; 24 (2) :124-135
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2737-en.html
1- Department of Community Psychiatry, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry), Spiritual Health Research Center, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Clinical Psychology, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , E-mail: tinaamiri888@gmail.com
3- Research Expert, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
4- Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, islamic Azad university, karaj, iran
Abstract:   (3494 Views)
Objectives This study was undertaken with the aim of delivering/implementing safety promotion and domestic violence prevention advocacy program in organizations, institutions and also individuals’ coverage by West Tehran Health Center.
Methods This study is an action/operational research and a pilot study undertaken with both quantitative and qualitative research method approach. It is a community-based intervention and Health System Research (HSR). The samples of the pilot study were selected from the key stakeholders including relevant institutions or organizations and their staffs working on domestic violence prevention, together with domestic violence affected married women (victims) in neighborhood were 9 from Tehran. Instruments applied in this study included monitoring and evaluation questionnaire, interview, observation, amount of distribution of educational resources, written documents, meeting reports and staff reports.
Results Most of the stakeholders/institutions and organizations supported and have effective collaboration in implementation of safety promotion and domestic violence prevention advocacy program. Other key findings of this study are as follows: Failure in achieving many individual and organizational responsibilities; discontinuing support/helping to battered women; bureaucratic barriers and inefficiency of some organizations; and lack of program/action plan, budget and planning for domestic violence prevention in all organizations except West Tehran Health Center which is supported by Ministry of Health.
Conclusion Advocacy program offered in draft of national policy on safety and domestic violence prevention, is acceptable, based on evidence, and is functional in this urban area. However, this study recommends that there is a highly critical need for a strategic decision making and planning at national level considering sufficient administrative authority and budget for supporting victims of domestic violence.
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2017/08/9 | Accepted: 2018/01/28 | Published: 2018/07/24

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