A review of the provision of intervention programs for female victims and survivors of domestic abuse in the United Kingdom

 

Author(s)Williamson, Emma and Hilary Abrahams
Title A review of the provision of intervention programs for female victims and survivors of domestic abuse in the United Kingdom
Source Affilia,2014, Vol. 29, No 2, pp. 178-191
Date 2014
Document type Journal article
Coverage United Kingdom
Summary Current intervention programs for female victims/survivors of domestic violence within the United Kingdom often lack evidence of effectiveness, as many of the programs can be conflicted with the wider political impact of addressing the needs of individuals against addressing the impact of abuse on victims. The article examines and evaluates three intervention programs that are currently being used by female victims/survivors of domestic violence in order to understand the positive and negative aspects. From this evaluation the article goes on to make recommendations to improve services in order to ensure client needs are being met as well as providing a basis for standard practices that should exist within the intervention programs. 
Keywords Williamson, Emma and Hilary Abrahams; Affilia,2014, Vol. 29, No 2, pp. 178-191; Journal article; Keywords:Child and family welfare; domestic violence; gender-based violence; intervention
Topic Domestic violence