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ASIST 2012 Annual Meeting 
Baltimore, MD, October 26-30, 2012

Private Crises/Public Responses: A Nascent Model
Lynn Westbrook

Monday, 8:00am


Private crises, by their very nature, pressure individuals to manage the uncontrollable on their own. Public responses devolve from multiple layers of organizational responsibility and, often antithetical, values. Information engagements weave through and across the resultant unstructured relationships. Using a critical theory lens and an intimate partner violence context, this paper posits a situational model of the dynamics information engagements within private crises and public responses.