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The Intergenerational Healing Project: community-academic partnerships to evaluate trauma interventions within the African American community

Risser, Lauren (2020) The Intergenerational Healing Project: community-academic partnerships to evaluate trauma interventions within the African American community. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Through a community-academic partnership, a participatory evaluation of a Western Pennsylvania victim services agency’s trauma programming was conducted. There were four components of the evaluation: development of an agency-wide comprehensive strategic planning process for research and evaluation, inventory of routine training and education programs, evaluation of a trauma-informed experiential learning exhibit, and evaluation of the Intergenerational Healing Project. This thesis will focus on the qualitative portions of the evaluation, including the staff interviews and Intergenerational Healing Project focus groups. The focus groups resulted in four recommendations for Intergenerational Healing Project programming: the need for intergenerational programming, content related to grief and loss, content related to healing and wellbeing and program accessibility. Staff interviews revealed both opportunities and challenges in implementing evaluation within an agency. Future work should include expanding the Intergenerational Healing Project to both men and women, as well as hosting groups in multiple locations throughout the city. Further, there is a need for additional literature related to intergenerational trauma in the African American community.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Risser, Laurenlrr37@pitt.edulrr37
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Thesis AdvisorBurke, Jessicajgburke@pitt.edu
Committee MemberMiller, Elizabethelizabeth.miller@chp.edu
Committee MemberTerry, Marthamaterry@pitt.edu
Committee MemberDixon, Valerievdixon@centerforvictims.org
Date: 30 July 2020
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 1 April 2020
Approval Date: 30 July 2020
Submission Date: 18 March 2020
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 45
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Behavioral and Community Health Sciences
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: participatory evaluation, intergenerational trauma
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2020 17:33
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 17:33
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/38930

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