Engaging men who use violence: Invitational narrative approaches
This qualitative research explored how invitational narrative ways of working successfully engage men and enable behavioural and attitudinal change.
The study explored the historical and philosophical foundations of invitational narrative practice and the principles and skills that practitioners use in their work.
The study was conducted in partnership with Uniting Communities in Adelaide, which has a strong, agency-wide commitment to invitational narrative practice and has maintained longstanding relationships with the Dulwich Centre. Uniting Communities works with men who use violence in men’s behaviour change groups and also in counselling. The agency also provides counselling and support to the partners/ex-partners of these men and their children.
This study contributes to the limited evidence available on how invitational narrative approaches are used in the domestic and family violence field.
This work is part of the ANROWS Research reports series. ANROWS Research reports (Horizons) are in-depth reports on empirical research produced under ANROWS’s research program.
PROFESSOR SARAH WENDT
DR KATE SEYMOUR
University of South Australia
Emerging Minds and Uniting Communities
DR NATALIE GREENLAND
University of South Australia and Uniting Communities
ISBN: 978-1-925925-11-1 (print) | 978-1-925925-12-8 (online)
Wendt, S., Seymour, K., Buchanan, F., Dolman, C., & Greenland, N. (2019). Engaging men who use violence: Invitational narrative approaches (Research report, 05/2019). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS.