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A Call to Latin@s: Developing a mobile-based app to prevent IPV

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

We are planning to to develop a smartphone application to prevent intimate partner violence among young adult Latin@ immigrants. Recruitment will occur through web-based correspondence through the National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, listserve, newsletter, and personal outreach to develop a smartphone application to prevent intimate partner violence among young adult Latin@ immigrants.

Opportunity to get involved! 

The National Latin@ Network in partnership with Duke University are excited to announce an innovative new project to better understand how we can use mobile technology to prevent intimate partner violence among young adult immigrant Latin@s.

Young Latin@ adults ages 18 through 29 are more likely to own and use smartphones to access health information when compared to non-Latin@s. The increase use of smartphones and apps provides a promising opportunity for creating new ways to deliver information about healthy relationships. The proposed project will develop and pilot test a smartphone app aimed at preventing IPV among young Latin@ immigrants, taking an important step to developing an intervention that has the potential for widespread use and impact.

We will be holding virtual focus groups in the next few weeks with practitioners and young adult Latin@s to better understand effective strategies and prevent IPV among young immigrant Latin@s.

You may qualify to participate in this study if:

You have directly provided domestic violence services to young immigrant Latin@s between the ages of 18-29,

or

you are, yourself, a young immigrant Latin@ between the ages of 18-29.

If you are selected, we will ask that you participate in an online focus group that will last up to 2 hours. Focus group participants will receive compensation for their time.

If interested, please sign up here and we will be in touch!

Please feel free to contact Dr. Rebecca Rodriguez at rrodriguez@casadeesperanza.org if you have any questions.

Gracias!

Protocol IRB: Pro00090687

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