Mobile Apps for Domestic Violence

first_imgThis post was written by Christina Herron, MS, a member of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. Safety AppsApps for Safety by http://techsafety.org/appsafetycenter By Christina Herron, MSMFLN Family Development hosted a 2015 Virtual Learning Event in the month of October. Session 4 | What’s on the Web? Family Violence Resource Tool Kit discussed online resources and mobile applications pertinent to professionals working with individuals, children and families experiencing domestic violence. On of the key topics of the this VLE session focused on mobile applications for individuals involved in Domestic Violence relationships.The National Network to End Domestic Violence has graciously provided a comprehensive study of every cell phone app focusing on Domestic Violence. This organization has broken each app into categories, list detailed descriptions, the pro and cons, and things for the specific audience to consider. Their goal is for individuals, service providers, and victims/survivors to have all the information they need in order to make an informed decision. Below, you will find a brief breakdown of the study completed by the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Be sure to check out the complete study, here.Apps for:Public Awareness and EducationApps for Public Awareness & Education by http://techsafety.org/appsafetycenter Screening and AssessingApps for Screening and Assessing by http://techsafety.org/appsafetycenter Disclaimer: The Military Families Learning Network does not endorse the use of any of these cell phone apps. There are concerns and barriers to using cell phone apps. However, these apps are out for anyone to access freely. As service providers, educating ourselves on the different types of apps, concerns and barriers could help us better inform the individuals we come in contact with who have been affected by domestic violence and who might be considering using one of these apps out of their own personal choice.last_img

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