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Title

Waypoint Family Services

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

This fall I partnered with Waypoint Services to volunteer as an Emergency Room Advocate for survivors of domestic violence. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were substantially fewer people visiting the ER. However, I was still trained to offer services such as helping survivors make a safety plan for their next steps and connecting them with shelter plans or legal advocates. Additionally, I interviewed employed advocates and compared their accounts to research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. This poster describes my experience training under Waypoint, advice for future advocates, and comparisons between the conducted interviews and I/O Psychology research.

Start Date

12-4-2021 1:00 PM

End Date

12-4-2021 1:30 PM

Faculty Advisor

Carolyn Hildebrandt

Department

Department of Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

Comments

This entry was part of the following session of the event:

  • Session title: Helping Professions Internships; Monday, April 12, 2021; 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Moderator: Dilbur Arsiwalla.

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Waypoint Family Services

This fall I partnered with Waypoint Services to volunteer as an Emergency Room Advocate for survivors of domestic violence. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were substantially fewer people visiting the ER. However, I was still trained to offer services such as helping survivors make a safety plan for their next steps and connecting them with shelter plans or legal advocates. Additionally, I interviewed employed advocates and compared their accounts to research in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. This poster describes my experience training under Waypoint, advice for future advocates, and comparisons between the conducted interviews and I/O Psychology research.