Aug 262013
 

The NLA Dallas Domestic Violence Project Team: Lex, Beth, Artemis, Rob, Hardy, Jim R. and I are on schedule with the development of our training module for The National Domestic Violence Hotline staff in Austin. Team members work well together and have a good balance of knowledge of the Kink/Leather/BDSM community, training experience, knowledge of data-resources available for our work, and clinical mental health experience.

New “NLA Dallas Domestic Violence Project” marketing outreach cards have been printed and will be at various locations in Dallas for the Dallas Gay Pride Parade, “Fall Frollic”, and “BV.”

The “Survey on Intimate Partner Abuse Among Practitioners of BDSM/Leather/Kink Lifestyles” is on three national websites: “NCFS”, “The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance”, and the “NLA Dallas” website. Information about the Survey has been e-mailed to Kink/Leather/BDSM organizations in NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, and San Francisco. Flyers will be available at Folsom Street Fair in SF (09-29-13), and at Beyond Vanilia (09-21 to23-13).
the National Domestic Violence Hotline (a federally chartered project), the National Dating Abuse Helpline, and the Texas Domestic Violence Hotline are all co-located in Austin. that the National

Invitation to Participate in a “Needs Assessment Survey on Intimate Partner Abuse Among Practitioners of BDSM/Leather/Kink Lifestyles”

All interested individuals who are involved in BDSM/Leather/Kink lifestyles are invited to participate in a survey about intimate partner abuse. The purpose of this survey is to gather information regarding the quality of experiences had by those who sought help from domestic violence service providers, or those who wanted to seek help, but did not do so. The overall goal is to help service providers and outreach educators improve the quality of information, responses and interventions regarding the unique needs and experiences of individuals who live a BDSM, Leather or kinky lifestyle.

You are invited to take the survey whether or not you have been involved in an abusive relationship because the survey will collect basic demographic information about those who engage in BDSM, Leather and/or kink, as well.

The survey link is available here: https://www.psychdata.com/s.asp?SID=155554

The survey will take approximately 25-35 minutes to complete.

Please respond no later than January 31, 2014.

Your participation is voluntary. All responses are anonymous. However, there is potential risk of loss of confidentiality in all email, downloading and internet transactions. The final results of this study will be used for research and may also be published in a summary format in a peer-reviewed journal.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Elizabeth Fawcett, Ph.D., M.P.H., at efawcett@mail.twu.edu. This study has been reviewed according to accepted Institutional Review Board (IRB) procedures for research involving human subjects, and approved. If you have questions about the rights of research participants or the way this study is being conducted, you may contact Texas Woman’s University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 940-898-3378 or via email at IRB@twu.edu.
Domestic Violence Hotline (a federally chartered project), the National Dating Abuse Helpline, and the Texas Domestic Violence Hotline are all co-located in Austin.

Respectfully submitted,

Dennis C. Hartzog, M.Ed., LPC
NLA Dallas DVP Chairperson