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The results of various studies estimating the extent and prevalence of child maltreatment including child abuse and neglect in Australia are discussed. Four methodological issues that have a particularly strong influence on prevalence estimates are highlighted.
Based on a national analysis of Indigenous family violence, the 2001 monograph on 'Violence in Indigenous Communities' by the author and his colleagues for the Australian Attorney-General's Department called for government agencies to 'take a regional approach to supporting and co-ordinating local community initiatives' together...
Victoria Police strategy to reduce violence against women and children 2009-2014 demonstrates a public commitment by the police to improve their response to victims of family violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
This includes a more effective response to perpetrators with decisive action and...
This study shows the pattern of sentencing for a range of domestic violence offences in the NSW Local and District Criminal Courts, and identifies the characteristics which influence whether offenders guilty of domestic violence- related assault receive a sentence of imprisonment.
Method: Data were...
This paper proposes a multi-systemic practice framework to help counsellors assess for and respond to homicide risk in family violence contexts.
The framework outlines the four main system domains that counsellors may need to address: the client system; the therapeutic relationship; the organisational context;...
A Right to Respect, Victoria’s Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women, is a coordinated, whole-of-community framework that contains a comprehensive range of strategies to promote non violence, gender equity and respectful relationships throughout the community – for example in homes, workplaces, on the sporting field,...