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1. Root, Jennifer Lynn. Building Conditional Safety "Brick by Brick": Conceptualizing Safety among Women who Experience Intimate Partner Violence.

Degree: PhD, 2014, University of Toronto

Empirical evidence and practice wisdom indicates women simultaneously endure and resist intimate partner violence (IPV) in an effort to protect themselves - to be safe. But what does it mean to be safe? Contemporary discourses and interventions often position physical safety, and reducing the threat of future harm, to be the primary goal of women's help-seeking behaviour, and by extension, the primary feature of what it means to be safe. However, there is no evidence indicating the elimination or minimization of direct physical harm is the primary feature of feeling safe. The purpose of this study was to examine 1) women's conceptualizations of safety and 2) how safety was achieved, in order to theorize about the broader construct of safety. Underpinned by intersectional and feminist theories, and guided by grounded theory methodology, 14 semi-structured interviews were conducted with women who self-identified as experiencing IPV. Analysis revealed women who experience IPV conceptualized safety in complicated, complex, and conditional ways. A key finding of this study revealed the notion of safety goes beyond the direct, embodied harms inherent in many abusive relationships. A broader formulation of safety emerged suggesting the concept spans economic, physical, emotional, psychological, and social domains. Building conditional safety across these various domains contributed to a variety of possible safety dispositions ranging from provisional safety to considerable safety. Data suggested women feel safest when they have power to make decisions; access to information about IPV; time and space to heal; housing and economic self-sufficiency; access to unconditional support; and most importantly no ongoing experience of IPV. While working to eliminate the impacts and consequences of IPV should certainly remain at the core of social work prevention and intervention strategies, the dynamic and ever-changing sense of safety women experience over the course of an abusive relationship must be more fully considered in future practice with survivors. Advisors/Committee Members: Ramona, Alaggia, Social Work.

Subjects/Keywords: help-seeking; intimate partner violence; resistance; safety; survivor-informed practice; 0452

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APA (6th Edition):

Root, J. L. (2014). Building Conditional Safety "Brick by Brick": Conceptualizing Safety among Women who Experience Intimate Partner Violence. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Toronto. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1807/68254

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Root, Jennifer Lynn. “Building Conditional Safety "Brick by Brick": Conceptualizing Safety among Women who Experience Intimate Partner Violence.” 2014. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Toronto. Accessed March 21, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1807/68254.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Root, Jennifer Lynn. “Building Conditional Safety "Brick by Brick": Conceptualizing Safety among Women who Experience Intimate Partner Violence.” 2014. Web. 21 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Root JL. Building Conditional Safety "Brick by Brick": Conceptualizing Safety among Women who Experience Intimate Partner Violence. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Toronto; 2014. [cited 2019 Mar 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/68254.

Council of Science Editors:

Root JL. Building Conditional Safety "Brick by Brick": Conceptualizing Safety among Women who Experience Intimate Partner Violence. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Toronto; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/68254

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