Rapid Rehousing for Domestic Violence Victims: A Formative Evaluation
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us for the next Center for Victim Research webinar on October 29, 2019 at 2 PM ET.

Victim advocates and funders recognize the need for effective programs to provide swift housing solutions to survivors of domestic violence. The 2016 VOCA Rule change permitted greater flexibility in funding transitional housing programs for victims. Evaluation of the various housing models is a critical step toward achieving desired outcomes for victims.

A research collaboration in Maine between the VOCA Administrator and their state Statistical Analysis Center recently undertook a formative evaluation of a rapid rehousing program for domestic violence victims. This presentation will describe the steps they took, findings from this early examination, and lessons learned about researching in this area.

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The Cornell-Penn IDA: An Interview Tool for Assessing Decisional Ability of Individuals at Risk
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Interview for Decisional Ability (IDA) tool was originally designed for use by APS and has potential to be more widely used in venues like nursing homes, medical practices, etc. The webinar will introduce the Cornell-Penn IDA (Interview for Decisional Ability) and explain how it was developed from inception through roll out and evaluation. The webinar will particularly focus on the need for a standardized tool to assess decisional ability, the basic principles of the interview tool and how and when it is best utilized. In addition, the webinar will describe the training curriculum and results of recent research on the tools validity. A short video demonstrating the interview will accompany the presentation. Lessons learned and future directions followed by audience Q+A will complete the presentation.

This webinar will be presented by Veronica LoFaso, MD, Robert Abrams, MD, and Pamela Ansell, MSW.