What makes respondent programmes effective

Garth Baker
This report summarises the findings of recent research on intervention programmes for men using domestic violence.

Drawing on the latest Canada and the USA evaluations, along with recent New Zealand research, this report recommends what would make your respondent programmes more effective. This is the most up-to-date summary of research and is tailored to making New Zealand respondent programmes more effective. It is very easy to read

The report covers:

Programme design issues

Theoretical basis of programmes

Programme delivery issues

How to make the programme effective


The report makes 51 separate recommendations on the following themes:

Theoretical basis of programmes

Culturally appropriate programmes

Programme structure

Client assessment

Managing client participation

Engaging the clients in the programme

Effective facilitation style

Managing facilitator effectiveness

Programme follow-up

Managing programme effectiveness
This report will give you up-to-date information about how to design and deliver effective respondent programmes.

The report was written by Garth Baker who is an experienced researcher and social service manager. He has managed a wide range of programmes and is now focussing on violence prevention projects.

Copies of the report are available from:
Catholic Social Services
P O Box 9408
Wellington 6141
Ph 04 4791171
Email: reception@wn-catholicsocialservices.org.nz

Published on Friday, May 7th, 2010, under Learning & development, Practice tips and techniques

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