supporting the positive development of the participants as a result of the specialist nature of the service
Young people valued the knowledge of domestic abuse from trained workers as positive suggesting that service integration does not go far enough. Those interviewed worried that people in generic youth clubs, potentially non-trained workers or young people who had not been through similar experiences, may bring negative impacts. The young people believed that Riverside youth workers, trained in dealing with domestic abuse, offered a better response than generic youth workers, with little or no experience of ‘how to handle’ specific concerns about domestic abuse. By using field notes and partner agency comments to triangulate data from within the setting, the study authors remained convinced that the specialist nature of this service was of meaningful benefit to participants.
Beschreibung der Aktivität
children and young people’s service, run by a Riverside WA
Specialised youth service that centred on dealing with issues related to domestic abuse and aimed to provide one-to-one and telephone support, information on keeping safe and opportunities to meet other young people who had experienced domestic abuse. It included group work, residential trips and day trips during school holidays. It also provided a drop-in service in four local schools which offered a safe environment for young people to speak to Women’s Aid staff.
six-week series of one-to-one sessions, followed by a 12-week block of group work sessions
202 beneficiaries in total
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche
Evaluierung der Aktivität
Qualitative Interviewbefragungen (persönlich), Qualitative Interviewbefragung (telefonisch), Sekundäranalyse von Daten, Dokumenten, audiovisuellen Materialien etc.
The research was developed as a case study drawing on ethnographic methods to observe and make sense of the youth work setting. Data were collected using desk-based review of literature and relevant policy documents, face-to-face and telephone interviews and film animation. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with three staff involved in the youth service. Semi-structured interviews were also carried out with six participants and four partner interviews.
total cohort of 15 participants (study)