Women Initiating New Goals of Safety (WINGS)
This study aims to conduct a randomized controlled trial that will test the feasibility and preliminary effect of a multimedia version of a computerized multimedia intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention service tool designed to increase identification of IPV victimization and to improve linkages to IPV-related services among female offenders under court supervision or probation, compared to a non-media version of the same IPV screening, brief intervention and referral service delivered by a case manager. The study addresses the following: Primary study aims
- To design and beta-test a Computerized Multimedia IPV Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral Service tool for female offenders under court supervision or probation.
- To obtain preliminary estimates of the effects of the Computerized Multimedia versus the Case Manager IPV service conditions on identification of different types of IPV during the service session and on access to and utilization of IPV services over the three-month follow-up period.
To examine and enhance the feasibility (recruitment, enrollment, fidelity of service delivery, client satisfaction, safety, and retention) for a future larger scale R01 study.
Secondary study aim
- To obtain estimates of the effects of the Computerized Multimedia versus the Case Manager IPV service conditions on recidivism, adherence to drug treatment (e.g., attendance, completion) and abstinence of substance use over the follow-up period, controlling for baseline outcomes.
|Intimate Partner Violence||Behavioral: Multi-media WINGS Behavioral: Caseworker Delivered WINGS||Phase 1|
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Screening
|Official Title:||Project WINGS: Women Initiating New Goals of Safety|
- Number of subjects with identified Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) [ Time Frame: Up to 3 months from baseline ]If participants score a 20 or higher on the Women's Experience with Battering (WEB) survey, if they indicate yes to any of the Partner Abuse Interview or Partner Violence Screen (PVS), the tool will inform participants that they are at risk of IPV. If participants indicate yes to any severe IPV items, the tool will indicate that they are at risk of life-threatening IPV and should consider taking immediate steps to reduce their risks for IPV. All other participants will be informed that based on the answers, they do not appear to be at risk for IPV at present, but that they may learn strategies to prevent IPV in the session.
- Utilization of IPV services [ Time Frame: Up to 3 months from baseline ]
|Study Start Date:||March 2012|
|Study Completion Date:||April 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Multimedia WINGS
A one-hour session of a self-paced multimedia IPV screening, brief intervention and referral service delivered on a computer.
Behavioral: Multi-media WINGS
This one-hour computerized multimedia IPV prevention service tool features the same activities as the comparison condition, but these core elements are translated into interactive tools and culturally tailored video vignettes designed to enhance learning and provide individualized feedback. Thus, the multimedia service tool acts as a roadmap for this service session, prompting participants through the IPV screening, providing psycho-educational content on IPV and how IPV may interact with their substance misuse, providing individualized feedback on their IPV risks based on the screening e, creating a safety plan, defining relationship safety goals and identifying IPV-related service needs, and generating a personal plan for accessing services and contacting agency representative.
Active Comparator: Caseworker Delivered WINGS
A one-hour session of IPV screening, brief intervention and referral service delivered by a case manager.
Behavioral: Caseworker Delivered WINGS
The content for the comparison service condition incorporates the core elements of best practices for IPV screening, safety planning and referrals recommended by the American Medical Association and previous service research. It also contains brief psycho-educational content on recognizing IPV and how IPV may contribute to drug use and recidivism drawn from previous interventions and demonstrated to have promising effects in reducing rates of both IPV and drug use.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01788579
|United States, New York|
|Brooklyn, New York, United States, 11201|
|Bronx Community Solutions|
|New York City, New York, United States, 10018|
|New York City, New York, United States, 10018|
|Principal Investigator:||Louisa Gilbert, PhD||Columbia University|