THE AIM STUDY IS LOOKING TO FORM RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS WITH ORGANIZATIONS WHO WORK WITH VICTIMS OF INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
The AIM Study is investigating the impact of implementing a social support intervention with women who: are in the midlife and older (approximately 50 years and older), are currently living with and/or are in the process of leaving an abusive partner, and live in the Maritime provinces (NB, NS, PEI). The AIM study is being led by Dr. Lori Weeks at Dalhousie University and Dr. Cathy Holtmann at the University of New Brunswick and the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research. The study is being funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
We are reaching out to organizations that work directly with victims of intimate partner violence with the hope of forming a partnership to help us deliver this research trial. We are asking organizations to consider one of the following partnerships:
Partnership 1: We are asking organizations if they can appoint a staff member to serve as a community-based researcher who could complete the following tasks on the project: recruiting participants and delivering the intervention to participants. We will be training the community-based researchers on how to deliver the intervention. Organizations that chose this option will be compensated with $2500 – $5000 for completing these tasks. Additionally, we will provide each organization with a $1000 technology fee for the use of your telephones and computers to deliver the intervention.
Partnership 2: We are offering a $500 honorarium to organizations who agree to help us out with participant recruitment. The research team will ask partnering organizations if they can help with recruitment by completing one of the following tasks. 1.) Ask potential participants within their organizations for permission for a member of the research team to contact them. 2.) Share information about the study with potential participants who can contact the research team directly if they wish to do so.
For more information, please reach out to the AIM study research team by Email or Phone.
Phone: 1-833-854-8563 (toll free)