EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Evaluating a supervision resource guide for perpetrator intervention group facilitators
Perpetrator intervention group program facilitators have been identified as vital stakeholders in the safety outcomes for adult and child victims and survivors. To ensure best practice of service delivery that supports justice in this space, No to Violence and ANROWS have recognised the importance of supervision, especially in reflecting on invitations to collude with participants. In 2021, the Brisbane Domestic Violence Service (BDVS) and YFS Logan are embarking on a 12-month project, funded by WorkUP Queensland, involving the design and delivery of a supervision resource guide that is tailored for perpetrator group facilitation. The evaluation project funded by QUT Centre for Justice will evaluate the design and implementation of this guide through surveys and interviews with facilitators, program coordinators and supervisors.
A clear long-term benefit for the sector is enhanced practice, creating safer outcomes for adult and child victims and survivors. Regular organisational supervision has been recognised as vital for effective practice in the social work space and is particularly important in high-risk work, including in frontline domestic and family violence work.
Two qualitative surveys of group facilitators and interviews with program coordinators and supervisors will provide data to compare with the design of the supervision resource guide.