Title: Researcher-Practitioner Partnership to Promote Safety of Asian Women: Effectiveness of a Community- based Intervention
Funding Source: Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women
Amount: A two-year $477,000 grant
PI and Co-PIs: Joon Choi, an associate professor at the School of Social Work, University of Georgia (PI); Jeong-Yeob Han from Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and Pamela Orpinas from the College of Public Health are Co-PIs
Project Summary: This project is designed to address domestic violence in the Asian immigrant community. Known as Korean Americans for Healthy Families, the program will seek to change norms around domestic violence in that community, striving to both prevent domestic violence and expand access to needed resources and services for immigrant survivors of domestic violence. This community-level intervention effort features two components — a virtual simulation training along with in-person workshops to better equip faith leaders who assist Asian survivors of domestic violence, as well as a communications campaign focused on strengthening community attitudes that both condemn domestic violence and facilitate access for survivors to necessary services.