Title

Interpersonal violence services in Western Australia: Politics, policies and practices

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Centre Against Sexual Assault, University of Melbourne

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

International, Cultural and Community Studies

RAS ID

150

Comments

Originally published as: Woodhead, M., Weatherill, P., Boyd, E. R., Hopkins, L., & Murray, S. (2002). Interpersonal Violence Services in Western Australia: Politics, Policies and Practices. Women Against Violence: An Australian Feminist Journal, (11), 16. Original article available here

Abstract

The study on which this paper is based explored a range of agencies throughout Western Australia that provided services responding to interpersonal violence; in particular, services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and elder abuse. It sought, in part, to examine the perceived training needs of workers and how the theoretical frameworks underpinning service provision might influence service delivery at the individual, agency and broader societal level. The research highlighted that those services that most clearly held a feminist understanding of interpersonal violence were also those services that were aware of experiencing the most difficulty in achieving a 'fit' between ideology and practice.

 
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