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Women’s specialist domestic and family violence services: their responses and practices with and for Aboriginal women: key findings and future directions

Posted on: 3 April, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 2, April 2017 – June 2017
Related to Family violence Women Research

Holder R, Putt J, O’Leary C (2017)
Women’s specialist domestic and family violence services: their responses and practices with and for Aboriginal women: key findings and future directions
Sydney: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety

This report focuses on research undertaken on specialist domestic and family violence (DFV) services work with and for Aboriginal women as clients/survivors, workers, board, and community members. The project concentrated on how workers and services try to listen to Aboriginal women – what they see and hear, what they have learnt, and how they apply this in practice. The research also focused on finding out from Aboriginal women what they value from crisis contact, and when and how they thought services could ask them their views and experiences. The recommendations from the research include a number of key messages for policy and practice.

Abstract adapted from authors