Journal article

Indigenous Perspectives on Help-Seeking for Family Violence: Voices From an Australian Community

Renee Fiolet, Laura Tarzia, Renee Owen, Corrina Eccles, Kayley Nicholson, May Owen, Syd Fry, Jasmine Knox, Kelsey Hegarty

Journal of Interpersonal Violence | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2019


Indigenous peoples experience high rates of family violence (FV) yet are said to access support at lower rates than their non-Indigenous counterparts. There is an absence of Indigenous voices regarding their help-seeking behaviors for FV, particularly concerning men's views. The aim of this research was to seek Indigenous perspectives on their help-seeking behaviors for FV. Individual, face-to-face semistructured interviews took place with 23 Indigenous Australians (14 women and 9 men) recruited from one large community in Victoria, Australia. Interviews were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. Data were categorized and organized, and themes were identified using thematic analysis. Five mai..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The first author of this publication is a recipient of an Australian Government Research Training Scholarship. The Melbourne Social Equity Institute provided Seed Funding for this research.