11.06.2018

INSTITUTIONAL AND AFFECTIVE PRACTICES OF VIOLENCE INTERVENTIONS

The research project investigates institutional and affective practices of violence interventions and multi-professional cooperation among social and health care professionals and the police.

The study focuses on professionals’ conceptions, attitudes, agency and experiences related to gender based and domestic violence in these fields of occupation. The project comprises academic research and project evaluation, including the charting of experiences, practices and training needs
of the police and social and health care professionals. The data contains 1) focus group interviews for the police and social and health care personnel, 2) Internet-based survey for the police and social and health care personnel and 3) evaluation of the outcomes of the EPRAS Awareness Raising Campaign and Training Package for professionals. In analyzing this material the project utilizes
appropriate statistical analyzing methods (SPSS), discourse analysis, frame analysis and thematic analysis.

The research is part of the Enhancing Professional Skills and Raising Awareness on Domestic Violence, Violence against Women and Shelter Services (EPRAS) project coordinated by the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and funded by the EU (JUST/2016/RGEN/AG/VAWA/4000009936).

 The research and evaluation of the project is led by the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä.

Timetable

2017–2019 

Funding

European Commission, JUST/2016/RGEN/AG/VAWA

Coordinator

The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland

Associate partners:

Municipalities and operators in social and health care, shelter services and police departments in the Jyväskylä, Tampere and Vaasa regions.

 

Key words:

interpersonal violence, violence interventions, multi-professional cooperation, institutional practices, affective practices, violence studies, social and health care services, care
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