EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Social workers’ perceptions of, and practice responses to, technology-facilitated domestic abuse across Victorian family violence services
Technology-facilitated domestic abuse (TFDA) is a course of conduct intended to deprive women of their liberties, freedoms and independence in domestic abuse situations. Despite its widespread and insidious nature, TFDA remains a scarcely researched area and little is currently known about how social workers at the front line of family violence services respond to TFDA.
Our study aims to build an understanding of social workers' perceptions of and practice responses to this form of intimate partner violence (IPV).
This study aims to build an understanding of social workers' perceptions of and practice responses to this form of IPV.
This research will use a qualitative methodology to obtain rich data on social workers’ perceptions of and practice responses to TFDA. Semi-structured interviews will be utilised. Female-identifying social workers will be interviewed who currently work across the family violence sector in Australia and have had a minimum of three months' practice experience prior to the interview. We are asking relevant DFV organisations across Victoria to contribute to this research.
Qualitative data will be collected via semi-structured interviews conducted on Zoom or Skype.