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dc.contributor.authorMorris, A
dc.contributor.authorHumphreys, C
dc.contributor.authorHegarty, K
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-26T23:28:21Z
dc.date.available2020-11-26T23:28:21Z
dc.date.issued2020-10-14
dc.identifier.citationMorris, A., Humphreys, C. & Hegarty, K. (2020). Beyond Voice: Conceptualizing Children's Agency in Domestic Violence Research Through a Dialogical Lens. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, 19, https://doi.org/10.1177/1609406920958909.
dc.identifier.issn1609-4069
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/252236
dc.description.abstractChildren who live in households where domestic violence is occurring have been variously described in the literature over time as silent witnesses, witnesses, a cohort who is “exposed” to the violence, and more recently, as individual victim survivors and active agents in their own right, each with their own lived experience of violence. Research methodologies in this arena have shifted from adult-focused measurements of the impacts of domestic violence on children to more qualitative attempts to understand the experience from the child’s perspective. In doing so, there have been notions of giving “voice to the voiceless” and doing no further harm through a desire to protect children from exposure. However, the relational framing of children’s voices and recognition and enabling of children’s agency is less evolved in research and professional interventions. A study undertaken in Australia researched with a primary care population of 23 children and 18 mothers, children’s experiences of safety and resiliency in the context of domestic violence. The findings of the research were realized using qualitative research methods with children and the analytical framing of hermeneutical phenomenology, ethics of care and in particular dialogical ethics, to draw practical understanding and application in health care settings. This article aims to demonstrate how the analytical methodology chosen was applied in the research process and reveals the elements required for children to experience agency in navigating their relationships in an unsafe world, while learning about themselves. It draws upon understandings of the child’s relational context and introduces a model of children’s agency, which may have applicability for domestic violence policy and practice settings.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
dc.titleBeyond Voice: Conceptualizing Children's Agency in Domestic Violence Research Through a Dialogical Lens
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1609406920958909
melbourne.affiliation.departmentGeneral Practice
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSocial Work
melbourne.source.titleInternational Journal of Qualitative Methods
melbourne.source.volume19
dc.rights.licensecc-by-nc
melbourne.elementsid1469363
melbourne.contributor.authorMorris, Anita
melbourne.contributor.authorHumphreys, Cathy
melbourne.contributor.authorHegarty, Kelsey
dc.identifier.eissn1609-4069
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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