The proposed pilot research study aims to assess the feasibility of utilizing wearable activity monitors to gauge the impact of a restorative healing intervention on BIPOC and LatinX survivors of Gender-Based Violence. This intervention, known as Reclaiming Restoration, encompasses a comprehensive range of services and workshops designed to assist participants in managing stress while addressing various social determinants of health, including violence, homelessness, inadequate housing, and food insecurity.
All participants will be drawn from our two nonprofit community partners specializing in Family Stability and Preservation Programs across the District of Columbia, Greater Baltimore, and Northern Virginia regions. The outcomes of this project will provide valuable insights for further research in this emerging field, enabling the identification of precision treatment targets for evidence-based trauma interventions and serving as pilot data for upcoming grant applications.
Understand to what extent does the integration of the Reclaiming Restoration affect mental well-being and self-efficacy among Black and Latin(x) Women/Womxns.
Determine which individual baseline characteristics (i.e., sleep health, heart rate variability, activity level) are associated with physiological stress in survivors of gender-based violence before and after initiation of crisis intervention.
Determine whether stress management scores change significantly after initiation of crisis intervention.