The Safety Decision Aid is an application designed to assist victims of intimate partner violence in making an informed decision with regards to their relationship. Users begin by completing numerous standarized instruments and then compare their priorities in the context of their relationship. These priorities include:
Based on the unique combination of their responses, the application delivers a set of strategies and resources tailored to the users goal in the decision making process. This tailored action plan can be continually accessed online for reference.
The Safety Decision Aid is an effort funded by the National Institute of Mental Health through a five year, randomized controlled trial. Users are randomized to either the full decision aid or a control site. Primary outcomes being measured are exposure to violence and mental health.Read More
As researchers in intimate partner violence (IPV) and decision science, we set out to develop and study this web accessible application to deliver tailored solutions to victims currently dealing with abusive partners. Our team reaches across four states and three countries.Read More
The application utilizes an Analytic Hierarchy Process to present the five relationship priorities to the user who then performs a pairwise comparison of all the priorities. The resulting ranking of priorities drives the rules engine which determines what strategies best match the users' goal.Read More