Evaluating an Online Program to Help Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Results of Two Randomized Controlled Trials
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- Sargent, K.S., McDonald, R., Vu, N.L. et al. J Fam Viol (2016) 31: 647. doi:10.1007/s10896-016-9800-8
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The current study reports the results of two randomized controlled trials investigating effects of an online program (Change A Life) designed to educate individuals about children’s exposure to domestic violence (DV), and to increase individuals’ self-efficacy for providing support to children exposed to DV. In both a community sample (n = 110) and a college student sample (n = 146), participants who completed Change A Life, compared to those who completed a control program, reported increased knowledge about children’s exposure to DV. In the community sample, but not the college student sample, those who completed Change A Life also reported increased self-efficacy for helping children exposed to DV. Neither participant sex nor history of exposure to domestic violence moderated intervention effects.