Evaluation readiness, program quality and outcomes in men’s behaviour change programs
The research will:
- Undertake a review of existing evidence on outcomes for mandated referrals, development of logic models and a systematic evaluation of psychometric assessment tools and qualitative methods to assess change. Development of logic models will occur through consultation with Corrections (VIC, SA) and interviews with women, perpetrators, program managers and facilitators and other practitioners (e.g. child protection). Additional workshops with community based MBCPs will also be undertaken in Victoria and SA.
- Conduct a systematic review of existing literature including consideration of the current reviews into minimum practice standards and guidelines occurring in jurisdictions. Interviews and focus groups with Vic and SA Corrections and workshops with community based MBCP in Victoria and WA will be conducted to gain practice perspectives on the delivery of high integrity programs. Where feasible, the practice perspectives on program integrity will be augmented by observation of a MBCP session delivery. Findings from the qualitative component will be presented to the project reference group for feedback.
Prof Andrew Day, James Cook University
Prof Donna Chung, Curtin University of Technology
Dr Henry Pharo, Department for Correctional Services, SA
Dr Shaymaa Elkadi, Corrections Victoria
A project reference group will be convened, with members including South Australia Central Domestic Violence Service, the Office for Women, and the Australian Children's Safety Alliance
Funded by Commonwealth Department of Social Services.