Family violence

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
DFV
Domestic and family violence
Domestic violence


Collection
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Established to focus on developments in research, policies and actions since the Royal Commission into Family Violence, this collection includes of policy-relevant resources that relate to current and emerging issues in Australia and research, policy and evaluation relevant to the design and implementation of activities...
Report

The nature and extent of domestic and family violence exposure for children and young people with disability

This study provides a deeper insight into the exposure to domestic and family violence for children with disability. It lays the groundwork for the future research that is required into service provision and access for children with disability, and the design of preventative and responsive...
Report

Connecting the dots: understanding the domestic and family violence experiences of children and young people with disability within and across sectors - final report

This report presents the findings from research that aimed to provide new knowledge on the nature and extent of domestic and family violence experienced by children with disability (0 to 18 years), and the experiences of children and young people with disability (8 to 24...
Report

Truth is, the abuse never stopped

The primary purpose of this research project has been to consult adult victim survivors who experienced domestic and family violence in their childhood or youth, so that we can better understand their situation and support needs at that time. This report presents findings from that...
Report

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...
Evaluation

Evaluation of the pre-court support for adolescents using violence in the home (AVITH) pilot: final evaluation report

This evaluation represents an important addition to the evolving understanding of the issue of adolescent violence in the home (AVITH) and, in particular, the way in which Victoria’s current family violence response drives young people into contact with the justice system.
Report

A life course approach to determining the prevalence and impact of sexual violence in Australia

The scale of sexual violence against women and children has likely been underestimated. Until now, research has not extensively examined the prevalence of sexual violence in Australia. This study examined the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH), which has captured sexual violence data –...
Report

Family, domestic and sexual violence: national data landscape 2022

This report summarises the national evidence base for monitoring family, domestic and sexual violence (FDSV) in Australia, highlighting enhancements made over the life of the 'National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022'. The report also describes how the evidence base can...
Research Summary

Elder abuse in Australia: psychological abuse

The AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People indicated that 12% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older in Australia reported experiencing psychological abuse in the 12 months prior to the survey. The most common forms of psychological abuse experienced involved being: insulted, called names or...
Research Summary

Elder abuse in Australia: physical abuse

According to the AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People, 2% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older in Australia reported experiencing physical abuse in the 12 months preceding the survey. The most common form of physical abuse reported was threats to harm, followed by reports...
Report

National sexual violence responses

This report brings together data from a range of sources to build a better understanding of sexual violence responses. It looks at where people seek support, and the patterns in service use. It also discusses data gaps, highlights opportunities for data improvements and complements the...
Report

Adverse childhood experiences among youth who offend

Results of this study confirm the high rates of co-occurring adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the developmental histories of male youth who encounter the youth justice system in Australia, especially among those who have perpetrated sexual harm.
Guide

Domestic and family violence: a best practice guide for employers

The Business Council of Australia recognises that workplaces are likely to include both people who experience domestic and family violence (DFV), and people who perpetrate it. The intent of this guide is to provide businesses with information on how to best support employees experiencing, witnessing...
Report

Technology-facilitated abuse: a survey of support services stakeholders

This national study addresses an overarching aim to examine the extent and nature of, and responses to, technology-facilitated abuse within the Australian community.
Report

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...
Report

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...
Report

The choice - violence or poverty: domestic violence and its consequences in Australia today

The research published in this report reveals the shocking extent of domestic violence suffered by women who are now single mothers, and outlines in grim detail the economic, health and other consequences of the choice these women made to leave the violence.
Report

Two years, too long: mapping action on the Harm Panel’s findings

This report has been prepared to mark the second anniversary of the publication of the UK Ministry of Justice expert 'Harm Panel’s' report. It aims to map the progress that has occurred over the last two years to learn from the panel’s findings and implement...
Report

Understanding economic and financial abuse and older people in the context of domestic and family violence

This research paper analyses existing research on older people, economic and financial abuse. It identifies a gap in the evidence base relating to the perpetration of economic and financial abuse against older people specifically in the context of domestic and family violence.
Report

“It depends on what the definition of domestic violence is”: how young Australians conceptualise domestic violence and abuse

The research in this study underscores the value of promoting young people’s voices in research, policy and practice design. By centring young people’s voices, the findings give rise to important implications for policies and strategies aimed at preventing domestic violence and abuse and for respectful...