Bell, E, Cultural translation of a domestic violence intervention for small children: Key policy and practice directions, International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 14, (1) pp. 45-58. ISSN 2191-1231 (2015) [Refereed Article]
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Background: This qualitative study responds to recent calls for innovation in domestic violence research in a review, which concluded that the field is dominated by studies that are quantitative and do not take a strong client and social work perspective. It examines Australian child and family support practitioners' perceptions of cultural translation of an activity-based play intervention for small children exposed to domestic and family violence.
Methods: The participants consisted of 335 practitioners, 178 of whom worked with culturally diverse and/or indigenous client groups. Analysis of response sheets involved elements of configurational case-based analysis, computational textual analysis, and critical discourse analysis.
Results: Language associated with cultural or indigenous concepts occurred with 3% and 5% frequencies, respectively, in 8494 instances of 39 concepts found in practitioner responses.
Conclusions: The "order of discourse" in this practitioner language offers theoretical understandings of in-practice challenges of cultural translation of interventions. Findings are discussed in terms of their implications for research methods, theory, and practice in domestic and family violence intervention.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||activity-based play interventions, child abuse, domestic violence|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public Health and Health Services|
|Research Field:||Community Child Health|
|Objective Group:||Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)|
|Objective Field:||Child Health|
|UTAS Author:||Bell, E (Associate Professor Erica Bell)|
|Deposited By:||Health Sciences|
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