Developing an app for college women in abusive same-sex relationships and their friends

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Young women experiencing dating violence in same-sex relationships face significant barriers to help for safety planning. Therefore, our team developed a tailored smartphone safety decision aid app for dating violence survivors and their peers. College women survivors of same-sex dating violence, peers, and college staff reviewed the app, identifying users’ barriers to information, resources, and services and key strategies for dissemination, inclusiveness, and safety for the app. Findings support the use of the app to assist college women experiencing same-sex dating violence and peers to connect with resources and develop tailored safety plans to reduce violence and increase their safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)855-874
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Decision aids
  • Female homosexuality
  • Partner abuse
  • Peer group
  • Secondary prevention
  • Smartphone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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