Date of Award

4-8-2011

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Committee Chair

Shawn Davis, PhD

Second Advisor

Lisa Christiansen, PsyD

Abstract

Although domestic violence is a problem across racial, economic, religious and cultural backgrounds, few studies in the past 30 years have examined what resources for survivors of domestic violence are actually useful, and if the women who use them improve. The current study examines the satisfaction and mental health of residents of Monika’s House, a domestic violence shelter in Washington County, Oregon. The results of the study suggest that overall mental health of the residents of the shelter improved over the course of their 4 week stay, and the residents were very satisfied overall with the quality of services they received.

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