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Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative With Vulnerable Populations
You are being asked to participate in a research study conducted by Dr. Myrna Dawson from the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence at the University of Guelph and Dr. Peter Jaffe from the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children at Western University. This research is part of a larger project being funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
If you have any questions or concerns about the research, please feel free to contact Dr. Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-824-4120, x56028 or Dr. Jaffe at email@example.com or 519-661-2018.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
This survey is collecting information on risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning for four populations identified as experiencing increased vulnerability for domestic homicide: Indigenous populations; immigrants and refugees; rural, remote, and northern populations; and children exposed to domestic violence. The survey will gather general information on your work, the groups you serve, and the tools you use.
The results of the survey will be used to provide information on the types of risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning available to vulnerable populations, and to identify individuals who may be interested in participating in a follow-up interview.
The survey is 12 questions long and we anticipate will take you 7-10 minutes to complete. The last survey question will ask if you are interested in participating in a follow-up interview of 30 minutes. If you are, you will be asked to enter your name and contact information at this time.
If you know of others in your networks that work in domestic violence risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning fields, please consider forwarding this survey invitation.
Please be assured that you are under no obligation to participate in this study and your participation or lack thereof will not be documented or noted in any way.
POTENTIAL RISKS AND DISCOMFORTS
Information gathered using this survey may be used in aggregate format in report summaries and future publications. However, no individual, agency, or organization that participates in this survey will be identified in any reports or applications unless permission is received. If you choose to provide your contact information to participate in a future in-depth interview, this information will be used only for the purposes of contacting you for the interview and will be deleted at the end of the project in June 2021. Therefore, the risk of participating in the survey is minimal.
POTENTIAL BENEFITS TO PARTICIPANTS AND/OR TO SOCIETY
Your participation in this research has the potential to provide several benefits for those experiencing domestic violence, the community of individuals and sectors who provide services and resources to these individuals, to scientific community, and society in general. In short, it will begin to provide a mechanism through which we can more clearly understand the types of risk assessment, risk management, and safety planning available populations identified as experiencing increased risk of domestic homicide.
PAYMENT FOR PARTICIPATION
Individual participants will not be compensated for the time it takes to complete this survey.
Every effort will be made to ensure confidentiality of any identifying information that is obtained in connection with this study.
Information from participants in the online survey will be presented in aggregate format only in final reports and future publications and survey responses will not be linked to individuals, agencies, and/or organizations. Names and contact information will be collected only from those who wish to participate in follow up interviews. This information will not be used for any purpose other than to contact you for a follow-up interview, will be stored in a secure location and accessed only by the CDHPVIP Project Management Team, and will be deleted at the conclusion of the research in June 2021. Representatives of The University of Western Ontario Non-Medical Research Ethics Board may require access to study-related records to monitor the conduct of the research. Survey responses will be retained until six months after completion of the project (June 30, 2021) and after that will be destroyed.
PARTICIPATION AND WITHDRAWAL
You can choose whether to be in this study or not. If you volunteer to be in this study, you may withdraw at any time without consequences of any kind up until you submit your survey. You may also refuse to answer any questions you don’t want to answer and still remain in the study. The investigator may withdraw you from this research if circumstances arise that warrant doing so.
RIGHTS OF RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS
You may withdraw your consent at any time and discontinue participation without penalty. You are not waiving any legal claims, rights or remedies because of your participation in this research study. This study has been reviewed and received ethics clearance through the University of Guelph Research Ethics Board and the Western University Research Ethics Board. If you have questions regarding your rights as a research participant, contact:
Director, Research Ethics Telephone: (519) 824-4120, ext. 56606
University of Guelph E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
437 University Centre Fax: (519) 821-5236
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Director, Research Ethics Telephone: (
Western University E-mail: email@example.com
Room 5150 Fax: (519) 850-2466
Support Services Building
London, ON N6G 1G9
By entering the survey, you are indicating that you have read the information provided for the study “Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative With Vulnerable Populations (CDHPIVP)” as described herein. You are also indicating that your questions have been answered to your satisfaction, and that you have agreed to participate in this study.
Yes, I would like to complete the survey now
No, I do not wish to complete the survey at this time
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