Title

There's an App for That: Review of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention Apps

Type of Proposal

Visual Presentation (Poster, Installation, Demonstration)

Start Date

22-3-2018 2:30 PM

End Date

22-3-2018 4:30 PM

Location

Atrium

Faculty

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Patti Fritz

Abstract/Description of Original Work

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is any act of physical, sexual, or psychological aggression enacted towards a romantic partner, and it can lead to significant consequences for victims (e.g., physical and mental health problems). Given the negative outcomes of IPV and the ubiquitous nature of online applications, it follows that disseminating IPV prevention strategies through apps would be successful. Although a multitude of mobile apps have been created over the past decade to support the prevention of IPV, few of the apps have been reviewed. This review identifies, describes, and compares features of the apps. Ten IPV prevention apps were found using the Apple App Store, Android Google Play Store, and Blackberry World. The apps will be compared based on a variety of variables, such as cost, privacy, educational resources, emergency alert system, and other general app features. This review will provide a helpful and informative resource for individuals experiencing IPV and professionals looking to recommend useful apps to their clients. Altogether, this review aims to enhance the livability, health, and safety of communities by creating a resource that provides readily accessible information about IPV prevention apps.

Grand Challenges

Viable, Healthy and Safe Communities

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Mar 22nd, 2:30 PM Mar 22nd, 4:30 PM

There's an App for That: Review of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Prevention Apps

Atrium

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is any act of physical, sexual, or psychological aggression enacted towards a romantic partner, and it can lead to significant consequences for victims (e.g., physical and mental health problems). Given the negative outcomes of IPV and the ubiquitous nature of online applications, it follows that disseminating IPV prevention strategies through apps would be successful. Although a multitude of mobile apps have been created over the past decade to support the prevention of IPV, few of the apps have been reviewed. This review identifies, describes, and compares features of the apps. Ten IPV prevention apps were found using the Apple App Store, Android Google Play Store, and Blackberry World. The apps will be compared based on a variety of variables, such as cost, privacy, educational resources, emergency alert system, and other general app features. This review will provide a helpful and informative resource for individuals experiencing IPV and professionals looking to recommend useful apps to their clients. Altogether, this review aims to enhance the livability, health, and safety of communities by creating a resource that provides readily accessible information about IPV prevention apps.