Becoming better helpers: Rethinking language to move beyond simplistic responses to women experiencing intimate partner violence

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dc.contributor.author Wilson, D en
dc.contributor.author Smith, R en
dc.contributor.author Tolmie, Julia en
dc.contributor.author De Haan, IA en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-06T00:00:28Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-02 en
dc.identifier.citation Policy Quarterly, February 2015, 11 (1), 25 - 31 en
dc.identifier.issn 2324-1098 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34022 en
dc.description.abstract The prevalence of family violence is a persistent challenge facing New Zealand. Its effects are pervasive, spanning multiple levels: individuals, family/wha-nau, communities, and society in general. A major challenge in effectively addressing family violence is the apparent disconnect that exists between the various agencies and services that interact with families/wha-nau where abuse has become a defining feature of their lives. Despite efforts by agencies to become more collaborative, they tend to function in silos. In conducting a series of death reviews the Family Violence Death Review Committee has found agency records to reveal a lack of shared understanding of intimate partner violence as a gendered problem. The records misconstrue victims’ and perpetrators’ roles and convey distorted notions about the realities of victims’ lives and the context of the violence they suffer. This leads to practices that put victims and their children at further risk. In this article we discuss findings related to the use of language and the concept of empowerment that need to be critically considered by those working with victims and perpetrators and those planning and designing family violence responses and services. en
dc.description.uri http://igps.victoria.ac.nz/publications/ en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher Victoria University Institute for Governance and Policy Studies en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Quarterly en
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dc.title Becoming better helpers: Rethinking language to move beyond simplistic responses to women experiencing intimate partner violence en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 25 en
pubs.volume 11 en
pubs.author-url http://igps.victoria.ac.nz/publications/files/9d9c310df91.pdf en
pubs.end-page 31 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 491775 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
pubs.org-id Law en
pubs.org-id Faculty Administration Law en
dc.identifier.eissn 2324-1101 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-07-16 en


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