Children and Domestic Violence: What Do Family Intervention Workers Have to Offer?

Fae Garland, Jo Little

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This chapter outlines the findings from a small, preliminary research study of a Family Intervention Worker (FIW)’s role in supporting families who have experienced, or are experiencing, domestic violence and abuse. Jo Little and Fae Garland discuss the importance of developing early intervention work that encompasses the wider family, particularly children who often experience direct and long-term effects to their well-being as a consequence of domestic violence. In contrast to the independent domestic violence advisor who works with adult victims, the FIW provides independent support focused on the needs of the child. However, benefits for victim recovery are also realised, as parents see their children starting to make sense of their experience and grow in self-esteem and confidence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDomestic Violence
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Protection, Prevention and Intervention
EditorsSarah Hilder, Vanessa Bettison
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd
Pages131 - 153
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-137-52452-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-52451-5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2016


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