Sophie Yates

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Not even remotely fair: experiences of students with disability during COVID-19

Research evidence from before the pandemic suggests that despite a number of policy commitments and initiatives at local and national levels, there has only been limited progress in moving towards inclusive education and that children and young people with disability often fare poorly in the...

More than isolated: the experience of children and young people with disability and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic

Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA) devised a survey to capture the impact of COVID-19 on children and young people and their families and identify unmet needs for resources and information. This report sets out the key findings of the survey, identifying areas...
Journal article

"An exercise in careful diplomacy": talking about alcohol, drugs and family violence

This article will be useful to practitioners seeking to understand the sensitivities surrounding discussion of alcohol and drugs (AOD) in relation to domestic and family violence (DFV), and will assist them in navigating these sensitivities to improve service coordination and thus deliver better outcomes for...
Blog post

What do we mean when we talk about ‘gender’ and family violence?

This article explores the different understandings of gender being used by practitioners from different sectors across family violence responses.
Blog post

Family violence may not discriminate, but the impacts are unequally felt: why an intersectional approach matters

A one-size-fits all approach to family violence will miss important opportunities to help the groups of people who are most in need.