Colleen M. Fisher
Investigating the mental health of children exposed to domestic and family violence through the use of linked police and health records
When children experience domestic and family violence (DFV), it disrupts that right and can have long-lasting impacts on their health and wellbeing. This report sheds new light on DFV and children’s mental health, presenting findings from a population-based retrospective cohort study of children born in...
Insights into hardship and disadvantage in Perth, Western Australia: the 100 Families WA report
Inspired by Auckland City Mission’s Family 100 project, the 100 Families WA project sought to gain a deep understanding of the lived experience of entrenched disadvantage in Perth, Western Australia. This report outlines the research findings.
Exposure to family and domestic violence is associated with increased childhood hospitalisations
This study used de-identified individual-level linked administrative data of children born 1987–2010, in Western Australia, who were exposed to FDV in the prenatal period (12 months prior to birth) to five years of age (early years). Exposed children have an increased likelihood for hospitalisation than...
Preventing sexual violence against young women from African backgrounds
This exploratory study investigated the understanding and experiences of sexual coercion and violence by young women from African refugee and migrant backgrounds.