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Creating opportunities through mentorship, parental involvement, and safe spaces (COMPASS) program: multi-country study protocol to protect girls from violence in humanitarian settings

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, March 2016
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Title
Creating opportunities through mentorship, parental involvement, and safe spaces (COMPASS) program: multi-country study protocol to protect girls from violence in humanitarian settings
Published in
BMC Public Health, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2894-3
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Authors

Kathryn L. Falb, Sophie Tanner, Leora Ward, Dorcas Erksine, Eva Noble, Asham Assazenew, Theresita Bakomere, Elizabeth Graybill, Carmen Lowry, Pamela Mallinga, Amy Neiman, Catherine Poulton, Katie Robinette, Marni Sommer, Lindsay Stark

Abstract

Violence against adolescent girls in humanitarian settings is of urgent concern given their additional vulnerabilities to violence and unique health and well-being needs that have largely been overlooked by the humanitarian community. In order to understand what works to prevent violence against adolescent girls, a multi-component curriculum-based safe spaces program (Creating Opportunities through Mentorship, Parental involvement and Safe Spaces - COMPASS) will be implemented and evaluated. The objectives of this multi-country study are to understand the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of COMPASS programming to prevent violence against adolescent girls in diverse humanitarian settings. Two wait-listed cluster-randomized controlled trials are being implemented in conflict-affected communities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (N = 886 girls aged 10-14 years) and in refugee camps in western Ethiopia (N = 919 girls aged 13-19 years). The intervention consists of structured facilitated sessions delivered in safe spaces by young female mentors, caregiver discussion groups, capacity-building activities with service providers, and community engagement. In Ethiopia, the research centers on the overall impact of COMPASS compared to a wait-list group. In DRC, the research objective is to understand the incremental effectiveness of the caregiver component in addition to the other COMPASS activities as compared to a wait-list group. The primary outcome is change in sexual violence. Secondary outcomes include decreased physical and emotional abuse, reduced early marriage, improved gender norms, and positive interpersonal relationships, among others. Qualitative methodologies seek to understand girls' perceptions of safety within their communities, key challenges they face, and to identify potential pathways of change. These trials will add much needed evidence for the humanitarian community to meet the unique needs of adolescent girls and to promote their safety and well-being, as well as contributing to how multi-component empowerment programming for adolescent girls could be adapted across humanitarian settings. Clinical Trials NCT02384642 (Registered: 2/24/15) & NCT02506543 (Registered: 7/19/15).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Unknown 332 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 64 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 34 10%
Researcher 31 9%
Student > Bachelor 20 6%
Other 42 13%
Unknown 101 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 60 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 47 14%
Psychology 40 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 37 11%
Unspecified 9 3%
Other 29 9%
Unknown 112 34%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 March 2016.
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#6,407,634
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#6,837
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#95,343
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
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