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Read about our action research project on LGBTIQ+ family violence prevention, including the development of resources aimed at improving LGBTIQ+ inclusion in the perinatal sector.
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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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New Parents, New Possibilities Use the table of contents below to navigate on this page. Overview and Final Report The transition to parenthood is recognised as a period of high risk for the onset of family violence in heterosexual relationships. It is also known that family violence, including intimate partner violence, occurs in LGBTIQ+ relationships. There are significant knowledge gaps in the understanding of family violence risk during the transition […]
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: 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 – 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 […]
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