Readiness to change : mother-child relationship and domestic violence intervention
Humphreys, Catherine, Thiara, Ravi K. and Skamballis, A.. (2011) Readiness to change : mother-child relationship and domestic violence intervention. British Journal of Social Work, Volume 41 (Number 1). pp. 166-184. ISSN 0045-3102Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcq046
This paper argues that 'readiness to change' is not a concept which should only be used to understand an individual's motivation to change. In the complex field of domestic violence intervention, organisations and workers are as important in the change process as the women and children with whom they work. An action research project was undertaken to explore changes to practice which needed to occur if a model of individualised intervention for women and children shifted to a focus on strengthening their relationship in the aftermath of domestic violence. 'The Talking to My Mum' project developed activities to support the change process and found that organisations and workers needed to be 'ready' and motivated to embrace the change to the work focus if the entrenched divisions between services for children and services for women in domestic violence intervention were to be overcome. Creative processes were needed to support women and children if they were to feel safe and supported in strengthening their relationship in the aftermath of violence.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Mother and child, Family violence -- Prevention|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Social Work|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 166-184|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Community Fund (Great Britain)|
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