Journal article

Indigenous Perspectives on Using Technology as a Supportive Resource When Experiencing Family Violence

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

JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY IN HUMAN SERVICES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Indigenous peoples face substantial barriers when accessing support for family violence. Delivering family violence resources through technological means has the potential to address barriers, but there is insufficient evidence of their acceptability and appropriateness with Indigenous populations. We interviewed 23 Australian Indigenous people to explore the acceptability of technological resources for family violence. Three focus groups then took place to determine the content and look of a potential online resource. Two main themes were developed through a process of thematic analysis. The first main theme, “They won’t feel like they are ever alone” focuses on the practicality and require..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The first author is the recipient of an Australian Government Research Training Scholarship.