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dc.contributor.authorWilson, DLen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Ren_NZ
dc.contributor.authorTolmie, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorde Haan, Ien_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-03T03:43:57Z
dc.date.available2015-06-03T03:43:57Z
dc.date.copyright2015-02-16en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationPolicy Quarterly, vol.11(1), pp.25 - 31 (7)en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/8821
dc.description.abstractThe prevalence of family violence is a persistent challenge facing New Zealand. Its effects are pervasive, spanning multiple levels: individuals, family/whanau, 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/whanau 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.
dc.publisherInstitute for Governance and Policy Studies (IGPS), Victoria University of Wellington
dc.relation.urihttp://igps.victoria.ac.nz/publications/publications/list/10en_NZ
dc.rightsIn the interest of promoting debate and wider dissemination, the IGPS encourages use of all or part of the papers appearing in PQ, where there is no element of commercial gain. Appropriate acknowledgement of both author and source should be made in all cases. The IGPS retains copyright.
dc.titleBecoming Better Helpers: Rethinking Language to Move Beyond Simplistic Responses to Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violenceen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
aut.relation.endpage31
aut.relation.issue1en_NZ
aut.relation.pages7
aut.relation.startpage25
aut.relation.volume11en_NZ
pubs.elements-id178475


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