New findings published from study of violence against women in China

January 26, 2015

Canadian and Chinese colleagues have published new findings in the Journal of Social Work from a participatory project to develop appropriate social work interventions for women experiencing violence in Guangzhou, China. Findings from interviews with women victims and service providers are framed using the ecological model, the capabilities perspective, and the advocacy intervention model to develop an integrated theoretical framework for understanding women’s help-seeking processes, needs and concerns. The larger research project was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategic Initiative/RFA International Opportunities Program. The project was entitled, Collaborative Health Initiatives to Prevent and Intervene in Violence Against Women in China. Lead author was Dr. Dora Tam, King’s University College at Western University and the project’s principal investigator. Co-authors were social workers, Katherine Schleicher and Wenmei Wu, as well as Dr. Siu-Ming Kwok, King’s University College at Western University; Dr. Wilfreda E. Thurston, University of Calgary; and Dr. Myrna Dawson, University of Guelph. This is one in a series of papers that have been published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Social Work & Development and the Hong Kong Journal of Social Work.