Freda Briggs


The challenge of protecting boys from sexual abuse

It is widely believed that one in three Australian girls and one in from five to ten boys are sexually abused before they leave school. Using Australian and international research findings, this paper shows that the vulnerability and victimization of boys is substantially under-recognised and...

Violence, threats and intimidation in the lives of professionals whose work involves children

Violence, threats and intimidation confront many professionals working in the area of child protection. Freda Briggs, Donna Broadhurst and Russell Hawkins find that workers across a range of professions may be subjected to a variety of stressful and damaging behaviours that can impact on their...