“This Winter is Going to Be Awful”: Challenges Facing Maine Domestic Violence Resource Centers Amid COVID-19
Author: Catherine Keely McConville
Major: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2022
Thesis Advisor: Mark D. Brewer
Description of Publication: Few studies have considered the impact of COVID-19 on the domestic violence workforce in the United States, while none have focused on the state of Maine or the challenges experienced by advocates and organizations as the pandemic becomes endemic. To fill these gaps, this study examines the immediate and enduring impacts of COVID-19 on Maine’s domestic violence workforce using semi-structured interviews analyzed thematically using an inductive coding technique. This study reveals (1) the impact of the pandemic on Maine’s the domestic violence workforce, (2) the ways in which adaptations were made in the provision of services, for better and for worse, and (3) the current challenges faced by these organizations as the pandemic becomes endemic.
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URL to Thesis: https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/honors/777