RESEARCH ARTICLE


An Application of Intervention Mapping as a Phased Approach in Developing a Family-centred Programme to Reduce Violence in the Family



Jill Ryan*, Nicolette V. Roman
Child and Family Studies, Department of Social Work, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, 7353, South Africa


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© 2017 Ryan and Roman.

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Abstract

Aim:

To describe the application of intervention mapping in the development of a family-centred approach to reduce violence in the family.

Methods:

Development towards a family-centred approach is described, in which only the first three steps of the five intervention mapping steps have been detailed. These three steps are unpacked as phases. Phase I, a family violence needs assessment which includes a policy analysis. Phase II determines appropriate theoretical and practical approaches through systematic reviews and lastly, Phase III as a Delphi study.

Results:

Intervention mapping as a form of programme development is inclusive of all relevant stakeholders and allows diverse engagement with family-centred information through its structured development process.

Conclusion:

Family violence should be seen as a holistic phenomenon which affects all members of the family and future interventions must be mindful of this to address family violence effectively.

Keywords: Intervention mapping, Family-centred programme, Family violence, Future interventions, Delphi study, family-centred information.