Prevention-based approaches


12 Feb 2020

This research explored the lives of 12 Aboriginal women who were clients of the Kunga Stopping Violence Program (KSVP), and were incarcerated for alleged violent offences in Central Australia. Analysis of their life stories demonstrates the critical need for services that can effectively respond to...


21 Nov 2019

The Expert Advisory Committee on Perpetrator Interventions was established to advise the state government on the suite of family violence perpetrator interventions that should be available in Victoria to ensure the safety of more women and children. This report explores ways to strengthen existing and...


1 Nov 2019

This report presents detailed methods and results from the Burden of Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Australia study, which focused on diseases with vaccines on Australia’s National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule.


23 Oct 2019

This qualitative research explores how invitational narrative ways of working successfully engage men and enable behavioural and attitudinal change.


4 Jun 2019

Too many people in the UK are suffering from preventable ill-health, with progress on prevention stalling in recent years. This paper argues that four key shifts are needed to make up a paradigm shift in prevention and public health policy that helps move the United...

Literature review

An Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for Beyond Blue
23 May 2019

The aim of this review was to identify policies, programs and services which have been effective in preventing and/or managing mild to moderate depression and anxiety in adults.


1 Jan 2016

This strategy details the organisational approach Apunipima will take to work with Cape York communities in the prevention, treatment and management of chronic conditions. It reflects current practice, based on research and in line with national and other state approaches.

Systematic review

16 Apr 2015

Background and review question

School-based education programmes for the prevention of child sexual abuse have been implemented on a large scale in some countries. We reviewed the evidence for the effectiveness of these programmes in the following areas: (i) children's skills in protective...


20 Jun 2013

The report presents a global systematic review of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women: violence by an intimate partner (intimate partner violence) and sexual violence by someone other than a partner (non-partner sexual violence).

It shows global and...

Journal article

20 Sep 2012

This article reviews the Australian evidence concerning interventions in early childhood aimed at promoting children’s psychological well-being and preventing social and psychological dysfunction in later life. Two kinds of research are surveyed. One is the Australian social science literature that has emerged in the last...


National Preventative Health Strategy – the roadmap for action
30 Jun 2009

This strategy was prepared on behalf of the National Preventative Health Taskforce for the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Nicola Roxon.


1 Jun 2000

The most widely recognised approach to child abuse prevention is a model that draws together the concepts surrounding primary, secondary and tertiary intervention.

Primary prevention refers to stopping abuse before it starts by targeting members of the community through broad-based programs directed at populations...



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