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Table 1 Recommendations for applying the empowerment process model to Practice in IPV

From: Evaluating interventions with victims of intimate partner violence: a community psychology approach

Model component Questions to guide evaluation
Goals • What is the fit between survivor-defined and system-defined goals and subgoals?
• To what extent do evaluation plans address survivor-defined versus system-defined goals and subgoals?
What kind of formal and informal supports facilitate progress toward which kinds of goals and subgoals?
How do individual and contextual factors shape goal formation and goal achievement?
Knowledge, skills, self-efficacy, and community resources To what extent do programs facilitate attainment of resources in each of these areas?
• To what extent do specific strategies work to enhance these components?
• What is the relationship between changes in one component and changes in another?
How does trauma history influence the process of change in each of these areas?
What obstacles do survivors commonly face in growing or accessing resources in each of these areas?
• How does culture and other contextual factors influence change in these areas?
Impact Beyond system-defined outcomes, how do various services affect outcomes most important to survivors?
• What kinds of outcome measures are most relevant to survivors’ goals, account for unintended negative consequences, and incorporate elements of the entire empowerment process, including both psychological and social components?
  1. Note Questions in bold were selected to guide the evaluation of the SCW program in the present study