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Responding to intimate partner violence victimisation: effective options for help-seeking

Using data from the International Violence Against Women Survey, this paper examines predictors of help-seeking by intimate partner violence victims and considers whether such responses are influenced by the severity of abuse experienced. It found that victims are more likely to explore formal avenues of...

Victims’ experiences of short-and long-term safety and wellbeing: findings from an examination of an integrated response to domestic violence

Introduction This paper examines victims’ short and long-term experiences of safety and wellbeing after being supported through a six week police-led integrated response to domestic violence in Caboolture, Southeast Queensland. The overarching objective of this integrated response was to create safer home environments for women...

National plan stakeholder consultation: final report

This report provides an overarching account of the views of those consulted - representing the diverse perspectives on how the next 'National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children' must be developed, implemented, governed and measured to provide the most effective effort towards...

National plan victim-survivor advocates consultation: final report

Violence against women is a national crisis in Australia. The federal government is presently developing the next national plan to end violence against women and children. This report report reveals that systems improvements are needed to appropriately respond to the issue, with many victim-survivors experiencing...

Adolescent family violence in Australia: a national study of prevalence, history of childhood victimisation and impacts

This report, the first to emerge from a larger project examining adolescent family violence (AFV) in Australia, centres the voices of young people who have used AFV, providing insight that has until now been lacking into how these young people make sense of their use...

Domestic and family violence perpetrator screening and risk assessment in Queensland: current practice and future opportunities

Following substantial domestic and family violence reforms in Australia in recent years, the identification of victim-survivors is increasingly embedded across service system responses. This paper presents a subset of findings from a larger national study of perpetrator focused screening and risk assessment practices.