Feeling their way: Women and children using music to navigate transitions from domestic violence


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Blandon C, Quinn J

Year of Publication:
2014

Publisher(s):
Plymouth University

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

An evaluation of the effectiveness of the ‘Music for a Change Project’ music interventions that provided respite for families experiencing difficult transitions. Mindful that families fleeing domestic violence can be helped to have agency over their transitions via the medium of music.

Following observations, field notes and interviews, the researchers concluded that the project aim had been met. The sessions provided a safe, happy environment, and helped to break an existing cycle of negative expectations and facilitate resilience. For speakers of English as a second language it aided them to develop language skills and offered a resource that was not language-dependent.



Evidence Type: Non-Randomised Evaluation

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Quinn, J., & Blandon, C. (2014). Feeling their way: Women and children using music to navigate transitions from domestic violence. Plymouth: Institute of Education, Plymouth University.