Session: Innovative Uses of Technology to Address Gender-Based Violence (Society for Social Work and Research 23rd Annual Conference - Ending Gender Based, Family and Community Violence)

SSRPCB-6 Innovative Uses of Technology to Address Gender-Based Violence

Thursday, January 17, 2019: 10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Golden Gate 8, Lobby Level (Hilton San Francisco)
Jill Messing, MSW, PhD, Arizona State University, Megan Lindsay Brown, Arizona State University and Drishti Sinha, Arizona State University
Interventions for serious social problems need to be accurate, efficient, and consistent. The use of technology can improve screening, assessment, and intervention. This workshop will walk users through the development of myPlan (, an interactive, personalized safety decision aid developed to assist women in unsafe intimate relationships assess their danger, weigh their priorities, and access a personalized safety plan. Presenters will discuss the use of self-scoring algorithms for assessment, the importance of providing users with a private and safe space to consider their options, online delivery of information, and referral to social services.
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