Danger Assessment for Immigrant Women (DA-I)/ Danger Assessment for Indigenous Women (DA-Circle) Project
The DA-I/DA-Circle Project is a research study being conducted by Johns Hopkins University on immigrant and indigenous women’s safety and health issues. The Danger Assessment (DA) instrument was created by Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell to assist survivors in accurately assessing their level of "danger" (risk of domestic violence homicide or near lethality) and to assist survivors and advocates with safety planning based on level of danger. With growing recognition that risk factors for intimate partner re-assault and homicide are not the same across diverse populations, the DA is being adapted to suit the unique needs of diverse women. The study will develop and test clinically useful and culturally specific versions of the Danger Assessment for immigrant (DA-I) and indigenous (DA-Circle) women. The study will also develop and test a culturally-specific DA informed intervention with safety planning/referral tailored to the level of danger, women’s preferences and culture in promoting women’s empowerment, safety and mental health. This intervention may assist women who are not seeking services and may help practitioners to provide more culturally guided in-person services.
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDY IF THE FOLLOWING APPLY:
- You are an Asian, African or Latina immigrant (foreign born) OR a Native American/American-Indian woman 18 to 64 years of age
- Have been in an intimate partner relationship within the past year