Journal article

Facilitators to Engagement in a Mother-Child Therapeutic Intervention Following Intimate Partner Violence

Alison Fogarty, Karli Treyvaud, Priscilla Savopoulos, Amanda Jones, Allison Cox, Emma Toone, Rebecca Giallo

Journal of Interpersonal Violence | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020


Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects more than one in four children worldwide. Despite the growing evidence base for interventions addressing children's IPV exposure, little is known about what assists families to engage with services. The current study sought to explore women's perceptions of barriers and facilitators to accessing an intervention for their children following IPV. A total of 16 mothers who had engaged in a community-based, dyadic intervention for children exposed to IPV participated in the study. The Brief Relational Intervention and Screening (BRISC) is an evidenced informed program designed by Berry Street (Australia). A pilot of the intervention was implemented across ..

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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 Bokhara Foundation and the Victorian Government. R.G. was supported by a NHMRC CDF, and MCRI staff by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.