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Table 2 Observed themes and frequencies

From: Trauma-informed and relational approaches to service provision: building community-based project capacity to respond to interpersonal violence through a national initiative

Category   Themes Frequency
Awareness Facilitator Connections-related constructs, perspectives, and skills (trauma-informed/relational lens) 16
Life circumstances of participants, understanding their readiness for an interpersonal violence intervention 13
Need for effective programming for families 9
Organization Identifying the need to build internal capacity and demonstrate a commitment to operating and sustaining the Connections intervention 27
Recognizing unhealthy relationships/ interpersonal violence as a problem for families 9
Community Need to build collaborative supports and resources for families in community 9
Recognizing the impact of interpersonal violence for families in the community 5
Competency Facilitator Delivering the intervention safely and effectively 15
Use of skills and promotion of Connections constructs 8
Organization Facilitate organizational changes to be consistent with Connections constructs 27
Promote, extend, and sustain Connections into the community 3
Community Develop collaborative partnerships and resources which enhance community capacity to respond to families 4
Collaboration Facilitator With participants – insuring the intervention is available, accessible, and safe 6
With co-facilitators – working together effectively 3
With community partners – building relationships, facilitating referrals, sharing knowledge and resources 5
Organization Organization and Connections facilitators working together to support the success and sustainability of the intervention 15
Co-facilitators from different organizations working together to run the intervention 4
Community Sponsoring organization and community build strong and successful collaborations in the community through engagement in Connections 11
Safety Facilitator Attitudes – recognizing the need for safety in relationships with families and with the organization 4
Behaviour – making the intervention a safe space for participants 5
Organization Participants – shifting organizational practices to support safe and positive relationships for families 5
Facilitators – respectful of expertise and roles of facilitators 1
Community Recognizing that there is a need for interpersonal violence programming for women in the community and that filling this service gap provides important support 3
Next steps   Increase impact/support changes in own organization 7
  Increase impact/support changes in the community 6
  Pursue funding to ensure sustainability 3