Person

Karen Block

Report

10 years beyond bushfires report

The 2009 bushfires in Victoria are commonly referred to as the ‘Black Saturday’ bushfires. This report presents an overview of the key learnings in the 10 years since the fires. The results show a strong individual and community capacity to recover from a disaster experience...
Report

Multicultural and Settlement services supporting women experiencing violence: The MuSeS project

This research project aimed to produce findings that can inform strategies for better supporting women experiencing violence through settlement and multicultural services (including specialist refugee mental health services).
Report

Beyond bushfires: final report 2010-2016

This study was conducted to examine the impacts of the Black Saturday and related bushfires of February 2009 on community members’ physical and mental health and wellbeing. The research also aimed to build understanding of the interplay between individual, social and community-level recovery.
Report

Humanitarian arrivals in Melbourne: a spatial analysis of population distribution and health service needs (extended report)

This research was developed in partnership between the Department of Health and Human Services, University of Melbourne and representatives of government, health and settlement services to build evidence about recent humanitarian arrivals across northern and western metropolitan Melbourne.
Briefing paper

Promoting community-led responses to violence against immigrant and refugee women in metropolitan and regional Australia

This state of knowledge paper examines a broad range of national and international research to present the current knowledge about family violence against immigrant and refugee women. While the paper identifies critical evidence on the topic, it acknowledges that much of the available literature has...