Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative

The Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative with Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP) is a 5-year research project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. This initiative will identify and enhance effective risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning strategies to prevent domestic homicide. CDHPIVP General Recruitment Poster

The initiative focuses on four populations that experience increased vulnerability to domestic homicide and/or barriers to accessing support: (1) Indigenous Peoples, (2) immigrants and refugees, (3) rural, remote, and Northern communities, and (4) children exposed to domestic violence. However, we would like to hear from anyone who was close to a domestic homicide victim in BC (e.g., family, friend, co-worker, neighbour, community member). Participants must be 18 years of age; be willing to have the interview audio-recorded; and not have any ongoing court and/or coroner case proceedings relating to domestic homicide. We are inviting those who were exposed to severe domestic violence or domestic homicide between 2006-2016 to participate, though the timeframe is somewhat flexible.

Survivors will be invited to share their own perspectives. People close to a victim of domestic homicide will be invited to share their perceptions about the domestic violence the victim experienced and how the victim managed their safety. We hope to learn about risk factors, barriers and gaps in services, as well as promising practices and recommendations for prevention from their perspectives.

Anyone who would like more information, or who may be interested in participating in an interview, may contact me, BC’s Regional Research Coordinator, by email (rossiter@sfu.ca) or phone (604-633-2506 ext. 12) or visit http://cdhpi.ca/research-participants-needed

Interested individuals will receive a Letter of Information and Consent Infographic, and be invited to participate in a screening interview with the Regional Research Coordinator. They may then be invited to participate in a final interview. Both interviews will be audio-recorded and can be conducted by phone or video conference. Participants will receive a $50 gift card, or viable alternative, for their time. Translation services will be made available, and childcare costs will be covered, if needed. We will be conducting interviews until the end of September 2020.

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