|TITLE:||THE SAFE HAVEN|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||KELLY, TIFFANIE|
SOC 465 ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS
File Created: January 31, 2013|
Department Chair Action Date: February 1, 2013
Current Status: Expired. Final Status Report or Extension Needed.
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
ABSTRACTTITLE: Safe Haven and Community Awareness PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR: Tiffanie Kelly OTHER INVESTIGATORS: None STATEMENT OF PURPOSE The goal of this project is to assess the Safe Haven Law and the community awareness of the Law. The Safe Haven Law is a State Law, in Missouri it is statue 210.950. The goal is determine what educational awareness can be implemented into the community. The goal is to see what school staff and social workers know regarding the Safe Haven Law. The purpose is to bring awareness and implement education into the community for the high risk population such as schools, outreach youth programs, and social services. Through this study, educational programs and awareness measures can be brought to the community and also to the at risk areas such as schools and agencies that deal with youth. The purpose is to implement a foundation for awareness, to anyone that may be in need. The purpose is to gain enough information to engage other community agencies in the education and awareness of the Safe Haven. IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH This study is importance for the further education and awareness of the Safe Haven Law within the community. This study is important for Social Work educational and intellectual development because of the involvement with the community and clients. The study is important because vital information can be obtained to see where the education and community awareness is lacking. This can further help implement more educational programs into the community regarding the Safe Haven Law. STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Surveys will be administered to participants. Participants will be from the community such as social workers and middle school and high school staff and other community agencies. A set of 10 questions will be asked to examine knowledge of the Safe Haven Law. Some questions will also be about what educational knowledge and awareness they have regarding Safe Haven in the community. The reason for choosing these participants is because they work with the target population of at risk teens. Also, the participants are easily available for the study. ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITS The research gathered during this study will help increase the knowledge and education for the Safe Haven program regarding awareness. The benefits of this study can help Social Work professionals and educational professionals in educating and bringing awareness to the facilities that are involved in. This study will not involve any major risks. I do not foresee any problems to myself or my participants during the course of this project .All participant will be of age to consent to the survey. Participants will not be identified and their names will not be necessary for this study. Participants may gain educational awareness that can help them further in their future educational or professional lives. SUBJECT SELECTION Participants will include 100 total; 50 male and 50 female community members such as school staff, Social Work students, and various agency members. Participants will come from various ethnic backgrounds. Participants will be over the age of 18. The participants will be selected by using a convenience sample. The participants can participate if they choose and if they do not want to participate then they are free to do so. Participants will not be paid for this study. The study is a volunteer study. CONFIDENTIALITY Data will be kept confidential by obtaining anonymous information, by reporting only overall data, and by not including a participant's name into data when reporting information. Another way to ensure confidentiality is report data that cannot be traced to a subject such as by name or affiliation to a certain group. All surveys will be kept in a locked filing cabinet and then destroyed after the completion of my report.
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