Specialist domestic violence peer support service being developed in Christchurch
Christchurch Women's Refuge has released their report from phase one of developing a Specialist Peer Support Service. Specialist Peer Support will be a service offered by victims and perpetrators who have overcome family violence to those needing support to begin or continue their own journey away from violence.
The first phase involved completing a literature review and conducting in-depth interviews with professionals working in the family violence sector, and focus groups with victims and perpetrators of family violence. The findings from this research will inform the development of the service.
Read more in the Christchurch Women's Refuge newsletter The Advocate, Autumn 2012, p. 1.
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