Community-based violence awareness

Patricia J. Kelly, Janna Lesser, Esther Peralez-Dieckmann, Martha Castilla

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    Violence against women is a major influence on women's mental health. We used popular education techniques to train 14 Spanish-speaking women as promotoras (community health workers) to increase awareness about violence against women in low income Texas communities. These women then conducted over 80 presentations in Spanish in local community settings. The impact of the program on the promotoras and on women attending the presentations was evaluated using qualitative methods. This research lends support to the idea that nurses working in community mental health settings must use innovative primary prevention strategies and evaluation mechanisms to change awareness about violence against women.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)241-253
    Number of pages13
    JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
    Volume28
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Mar 2007

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    Kelly, P. J., Lesser, J., Peralez-Dieckmann, E., & Castilla, M. (2007). Community-based violence awareness. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(3), 241-253. https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840601172577

    Community-based violence awareness. / Kelly, Patricia J.; Lesser, Janna; Peralez-Dieckmann, Esther; Castilla, Martha.

    In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 28, No. 3, 03.2007, p. 241-253.

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    Kelly, PJ, Lesser, J, Peralez-Dieckmann, E & Castilla, M 2007, 'Community-based violence awareness', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 241-253. https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840601172577
    Kelly PJ, Lesser J, Peralez-Dieckmann E, Castilla M. Community-based violence awareness. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 2007 Mar;28(3):241-253. https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840601172577
    Kelly, Patricia J. ; Lesser, Janna ; Peralez-Dieckmann, Esther ; Castilla, Martha. / Community-based violence awareness. In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 2007 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 241-253.
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