'Too hard to handle' : Indigenous victims of violence with disabilities


Often service providers find Indigenous victims of violence with disabilities as a group ‘too hard to handle’. In Victoria, assistance to that group is likely to be unavailable or inappropriate in meeting the needs. The paper discusses the functionality of partnerships between disability, family violence and community sectors, and the need to address the deficiency in services available for this vulnerable group in our communities. It particularly focuses on Indigenous perspectives of the meanings associated with the term ‘partnership’, and the most appropriate processes needed to make ‘partnerships’ functional and sustainable for better service delivery for Indigenous people with disabilities who are also victims of violence.

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