Promoting screening and safety planning through web-based interventions targeting health (WITH)

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Intimate Partner Violence

It is very hard to recognize the early signs of an unsafe relationship. When people know their safety status and have access to local resources, they are more likely to act.

The WITH suite of apps can help. They are discreet, user-controlled and easy to use. These tools can help you assess your safety, rank your concerns, and create a tailored safety plan. They will also help you access local resources from across the GTHA.

The apps are secure, private and web-based (no download necessary). They are easy to share and easy to integrate into health and social service settings.

Explore our Apps

Tools and resources to help you integrate these webtools into your practice settings

Additional Resources and Publications

  • Research Poster – Applying Implementation Science to build IPV screening and referral capacity in a Fracture Clinic: Lessons learned from a pilot study
  • Metheny, N., Perri, M., Velonis, A., Kamalanathan, J., Hassan, M., Buhariwala, P., Du Mont, J., Mason, R., & O’Campo, P. (2021). Evidence for changing intimate partner violence safety planning needs as a result of COVID-19: results from phase I of a rapid intervention. Public Health (London), 194, 11–13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.02.015
  • Velonis, A., Maddox, R., Buhariwala, P., Kamalanathan, J., Hassan, M., Fadhil, T., & O’Campo, P. (2021). Asking the Right Questions: Screening Men for Partner Violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 8862605211005155–8862605211005155. https://doi.org/10.1177/08862605211005155
  • Velonis, A., O’Campo, P., Rodrigues, J., & Buhariwala, P. (2019). Using implementation science to build intimate partner violence screening and referral capacity in a fracture clinic. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 25(3), 381–389. https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.13128
  • O’Campo, P., Kirst, M., Tsamis, C., Chambers, C., & Ahmad, F. (2011). Implementing successful intimate partner violence screening programs in health care settings: Evidence generated from a realist-informed systematic review. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 72(6), 855–866. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.12.019

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* The WITHWomen suite of apps are not a crisis line. If you are in immediate danger, call 911. *

Intimate Partner Violence

Dr. Patricia O’Campo

One of the first scientists to shine a light on the social determinants of health, Dr. Pat O’Campo is internationally renowned for her scholarship and methods development. She is the Executive Director of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Population Health Intervention Research.

Investigators

  • Dr. Nick Metheny (University of Miami) Principal Investigator
  • Dr. Janice Du Mont (Women’s College Hospital)
  • Dr. Robin Mason (Women’s College Hospital)

Staff

  • Pearl Buhariwala
  • Janisha Kamalanathan

Collaborators

  • We are grateful to the many survivors and service providers who have supported the development and use of these web-apps. These include: Peer2Peer Consultants, Mission Services of Hamilton, Good Shepherd Hamilton, Interval House Toronto and Hamilton, Elizabeth Fry Toronto, Family Services Toronto, Women Abuse Council of Canada, Sistering, Earnstien’s, Barbara Schlifer Clinic, Aura Freedom, Covenant House Toronto, the St. Michael’s Hospital Fracture Clinic and the Department of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital.
  • App development is completed by Tactica Interactive.

Contact Info

To learn more about our screening and safety planning apps, how to incorporate them into your practice, or if you are interested in adapting the apps to a particular population or location, please get in touch with a project coordinator: Pearl Buhariwala