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Abstract Knit Together: Craft, Community, and Victims of Domestic Violence Allison Miller Domestic violence shelters play a major role in victim’s pathway to survivorship. Through an account of what constitutes domestic violence, who experiences domestic violence, data accumulated on domestic violence, and overview of domestic violence shelters and programs, and a snapshot view of a local domestic violence shelter in Phoenix, Arizona, this paper seeks to define and address the gaps in research involving victim’s roads to survivorship, specifically as they involve community building, empowerment, and avenues for stress release. Finally, the project records the researcher’s experiences and observations of ...

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Miller, Allison, Durfee, Alesha, Weitz, Rose, et al.
Created Date
2012-04-01

The Community Action Research Experiences (CARE) Program collaborated with Maricopa Association of Government to assess the needs of domestic violence victim advocates in Maricopa County to determine how their work could be enhanced through additional advocacy training and support services. Data were collected from 87 participants over a one-month period by distribution of an electronic survey. Sixty participants completed the survey, and 27 partially completed the survey. Only the data received from the 60 participants who completed the survey were used in reporting the results. The results indicated a perceived need for more training for advocates, specifically for advocates during ...

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Silva, Nathalea, Bodman, Denise, Dumka, Larry, et al.
Created Date
2012-12
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Serfilippi, Jon, Ariaratnam, Samuel, Pendyala, Ram, et al.
Created Date
2012-12

The lonely, empty face panhandling on the street corner has a story to tell. At first glance, most people write the homeless off as less than worthy. However, there is a deeper connection and understanding of relationships and a sense of community unseen by the majority of passer-byers. Amidst the humdrum beat of every day life, there is toil to find basic necessities such as food, water, sanitation, and a place to rest. At the same time, there is laughter and friendship as they help one another through the hostilities of their circumstances. Combining the creative elements of photojournalism and ...

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Fisher, Meghan, Hruschka, Daniel, Hita, Liza, et al.
Created Date
2012-12

The implementation of a farmers market on the Arizona State University Tempe campus would benefit student helath, the local community, and the environment. A 2009 survey of university students states that “over 60 percent [of students] eat two or fewer servings of fruits and vegetables a day,” which falls below the health standard. A campus farmers market would give students easier access to fresh produce. Through purchasing products from local vendors, students will establish better connections with the community while supporting the local economy. In addition, farmers markets encourage sustainable practices. According to a survey conducted by Farmers Markets Today, ...

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Sienicki, Joey, Van Fleet, David, Bronowitz, Jason, et al.
Created Date
2010-05

Introduction/Purpose: This paper describes the process of the community needs assessment phase of program implementation for the Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) clinic. Homeless individuals are more likely (than non homeless individuals) to experience serious illness, depression and mental illness. Access to health care has been identified as a barrier to receiving appropriate health care to manage the diseases and conditions clients may have. SHOW’s vision is to operate on Saturdays utilizing Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) to offer extended primary health care hours, along with offering health promotion programming to address the biopsychosocial components of their health. ...

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Shqalsi, Eneida Agustin, Hoffner, Kristin, Harrell, Susan, et al.
Created Date
2015-05

The massive earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown disaster which hit Japan in March of 2011 produced thousands of casualties, physically wiped out many coastal communities and has left a continuing widespread fear of radioactive contamination. The combination of these various factors has been devastating for the affected Japanese communities. And while much of the international media spotlight regarding the fate of these communities has died down, the efforts toward recovery and restoration of livelihood in the Tohoku region have continued. In reconstructing communities, the interests of various stakeholders are at play, interacting to restore or redesign how communities live in ...

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Dolan, Kattie, Leong, Karen, Wilson, Bradley, et al.
Created Date
2016-12

This research looks at a group of students from Tumaini Children’s Home in Nyeri, Kenya. The purpose of this paper is to explore why this particular group of students is so academically successful. Quantitative research was taken from the average 2013 test scores of Tumaini students who took the Kenyan Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam in comparison to the scores of students who are not residing in the orphanage. Qualitative research involves interviews from those students who live in Tumaini and interviews from adults who are closely connected to the orphanage. The purpose is to understand why the students ...

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Tooker, Amy Elizabeth, Puckett, Kathleen, Cocchiarella, Martha, et al.
Created Date
2014-12

Conducted in collaboration with the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, this project was a pilot survey of representatives at sexual violence organizations in Arizona and a best practices review of sexual violence organizations. It was carried out with the purpose of enhancing ACESDV’s knowledge about sexual violence organizations so that the coalition will be able to offer informed and individualized support to these organizations in Arizona as it begins to pursue its new mission of addressing sexual violence.

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Harrach, Meagan L., Bodman, Denise, Dumka, Larry, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

The purpose of this study was to provide a foundation for a plan for evaluations of the impact of the Learning Center on elementary school children with respect to academic achievement and school-related behaviors. Exploratory pre- and posttest data were collected and analyzed and recommendations were provided for a broader evaluation plan to be used in the future. The experience from the exploratory evaluation, limitations and the recommendations in this study can be used by Chicanos Por La Causa to strengthen the Learning Center and thereby optimize the benefit to the children served within the San Marina residential community.

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Lodhi, Osman Sultan, Roosa, Mark, Dumka, Larry, et al.
Created Date
2014-05

Barrett, the Honors College accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the other academic units at Arizona State University. All Barrett students complete a thesis or creative project, supervised and defended in front of a faculty committee. The thesis or creative project allows students to explore an intellectual interest and produce an original piece of scholarly research. The thesis or creative project is a student’s opportunity to explore areas of academic interest with greater intensity than is possible in a single course. It is also an opportunity to engage with professors, nationally recognized in their fields and specifically interested and committed to working with honors students. This work provides tangible evidence of a student’s research, writing and creative skills to graduate schools and/or prospective employers.