Victims of family violence

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Report

Accurately identifying the “person most in need of protection” in domestic and family violence law

When police are called to an incident of domestic and family violence (DFV), one of their tasks under DFV law is to determine whether a party is in need of protection from future harm. This research project focused on identifying areas of improvement in police...
Evaluation

Evaluation of 1800RESPECT – final report

Researchers from the SPRC and the Gendered Violence Research Network at UNSW Sydney undertook this evaluation of 1800RESPECT, the national online and telephone counselling service for people affected by domestic and family violence and sexual assault.
Report

When home becomes the workplace: family violence, practitioner wellbeing and remote service delivery during COVID-19 restrictions

This report draws attention to the wellbeing considerations for Victorian practitioners working remotely to support people experiencing and using violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides critical insights into how practitioners can be supported remotely to do this incredibly challenging, yet crucial work.
Report

Safe and Together Addressing ComplexitY for Children (STACY for Children)

This report explores the common co-occurrence of domestic and family violence (DFV) when parents have challenges relating to mental health and the problematic use of alcohol and other drugs. The research project also found evidence that a coordinated approach is needed to address these complex...
Report

Inquiry into integrated housing support for vulnerable families

This inquiry investigated how housing support for vulnerable families experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV) can be best integrated with other types of support to enhance safety and wellbeing, including for women in different housing tenures, for Indigenous women and the integration of social housing...
Report

Victim-survivor perspectives on longer-term support after experiencing violence and abuse

To help inform the development of longer-term support services in communities throughout New Zealand, MSD contracted The Backbone Collective to find out from people who identify as female, via an online survey, what kind of longer-term support would have helped them get safe, recover and...
Report

Nowhere to turn 2020

This report provides an insight into what happens to those women who are unable to access refuge services after having to give up their homes to escape abuse. Many survivors supported by Women’s Aid’s caseworkers said that since leaving their home they had faced homelessness...
Report

A perfect storm

This report shows how domestic abuse has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. It examines the impact on survivors; how abusers use the pandemic as a tool of abuse; and how the services supporting survivors are affected.
Report

Working across sectors to meet the needs of clients experiencing domestic and family violence

Women and children experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV) often have complex and diverse needs that cannot be met by a single service. This paper summarises the evidence on interagency collaboration, and offers recommendations and resources for policy-makers and practitioners seeking to implement an integrated...
Journal article

Exposure to family and domestic violence is associated with increased childhood hospitalisations

This study used de-identified individual-level linked administrative data of children born 1987–2010, in Western Australia, who were exposed to FDV in the prenatal period (12 months prior to birth) to five years of age (early years). Exposed children have an increased likelihood for hospitalisation than...