Influence of discourse and construction of domestic violence in collaborative community responses

Carrington, Ann, and Watson, Sally (2017) Influence of discourse and construction of domestic violence in collaborative community responses. In: [Presented at the Not Now, Not Ever Research Symposium]. pp. 1-18. From: Not Now, Not Ever Research Symposium, 23-24 Feb 2017, Mackay, QLD, Australia.

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In the current political context, government and non-government agencies that respond to domestic violence are increasingly encouraged or required to work as part of a community or integrated response network. These networks tend to deviate from traditional agency relationships which were based on similarity of philosophy and service delivery, to now include a broad range of services such as police, legal services, housing, DV services, perpetrator programs, relationship counselling, health services and the courts. Many of these services are fundamentally different in the philosophies that inform delivery and the goals of the service and yet they are expected to work together as a core response to managing domestic violence in the community. This paper presents the preliminary findings from a small pilot project which explored the influence of discourse and the construction of domestic violence in service systems and collaborative responses. A discourse analysis was conducted using data collected from 10 agencies involved in a collective community response network. Data included the transcripts of two focus groups and publicaly available organisational documents (e.g. websites, mission statements, and annual reports). The preliminary findings exploring the different ways discourse and construction of domestic violence are presented here along with potential implications for practice within the integrated response context.

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Date Deposited: 03 May 2017 03:32
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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