• Impacts of COVID19

    COVID19 and subsequent restrictions have impacted the mental health and well-being of individuals and families. We have seen an increase in family violence, suicide risk and mental health distress.

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  • What We Offer

    CFRE provides tailored research, data analysis, support for conducting and implementing evaluation, as well as training and workshops to share our knowledge.

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  • Our Experience

    Read about our key knowledge areas, including, evidence based management, responding to COVID19, family violence, LGBTIQ+ issues and more.

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  • About Us

    We are uniquely situated within a community services organisation. We believe that makes us different to other research and evaluation organisations.

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Recent Work

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Prevention in the pandemic

Prevention in the pandemic: The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having a significant impact on people’s lives and wellbeing around the world.  The pandemic has exacerbated health, social and economic inequalities and globally, rates of family violence have surged. For people who are LGBTIQ+ in Victoria, especially those who experience multiple forms of discrimination and health and wellbeing inequalities, COVID-19 has also exacerbated the drivers of family violence. Responding to a […]

There’s no safe place at home report

There’s no safe place at home report:         Everyone deserves to feel safe at home, no matter who they are or whom they love. Unfortunately for many LGBTIQ+ people, their homes are not safe places. Equality Australia and the Centre for Family Research and Evaluation at Drummond Street Services have released a groundbreaking research report on domestic and family violence affecting LGBTIQ+ people, There’s no safe place at […]

Behind closed doors: Adolescent Violence in the Home (AVITH) during COVID and challenges to come

Behind closed doors: Adolescent Violence in the Home (AVITH) during COVID and challenges to come – As part of drummond street’s ongoing whole-of-family service response to AVITH- through its Young People and Family Violence program, and CFRE’s commitment to evidence building, we have recently partnered with RMIT’s Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) to write an ANROWS Issues Paper, which examined the use of adolescent violence in the home during COVID-19 […]

The Centre for Family Research and Evaluation (CFRE) is a division of drummond street services.


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