There is a growing impetus for a more comprehensive approach to understanding and addressing family and domestic violence (FDV) across the broader welfare system. This includes an increased focus on prevention and the interrelationship between sectors such as alcohol and other drugs (AOD), child and family welfare, child protection and FDV. This change is reflected in a number of national policies related to the protection and wellbeing of children and the support provided to their families. This resource explores the relationship between AOD and FDV, with a focus on identifying how the AOD sector can better support clients who have co-occurring AOD and FDV issues, and minimise associated harms experienced by their children.
Authors: Michael White, Ann Roche, Roger Nicholas, Caroline Long, Stefan Gruenert, Samantha Battams.
Produced by the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) and Odyssey House Victoria (OHV).