Strengths Perspective of Social Services Provided by the Integrated Service Plan for Domestic Violence Respondents in Taiwan
Chien-Hui Hung

Respondents in domestic violence cases have a wide range of issues that can only be resolved through cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental, and cross-institution integration. Different service mechanisms and contents must be established based on respondents’ characteristics. The Respondent Guidance and Service Plan was implemented in Taiwan 2008 as part of domestic violence prevention work. The plan established a service platform for communication and contact between victims and their respondents. This study adopts a strengths perspective and examines the dilemmas and responses of social workers in the domestic violence prevention network when providing services to respondents. Subjects of this study are social workers under the Integrated Service Plan for Domestic Violence Respondents. In-depth interviews were conducted with six social workers, and the data were analyzed using qualitative methods. Findings of this study are as follows: (1) Network cooperation is emphasized to provide more complete services, but there are still many dilemmas that need to be resolved; (2) The service strategy of social workers is to develop diverse superior service methods in a challenging service process; (3) Social workers will even more actively utilize their professional competencies after experiencing failure. Finally, the researcher makes recommendations for practices based on research results.

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