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New Parents, New Possibilities

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 […]

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Interactive Case Studies

New Parents, New Possibilities: Interactive Case Studies Interactive case studies were developed to illustrate diverse examples of the transition to parenthood for LGBTIQ+ parents. The case studies bring the research findings to life, highlighting not only the diversity within LGBTIQ+ families and diverse pathways to family formation but also the key risk and protective factors identified through the research. View the case studies below: Read more about the New Parents, […]

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New Parents, New Possibilities – Perinatal Sector Webinar Series

New Parents, New Possibilities – Perinatal Sector Webinar Series A series of four webinars were developed to build on the original sector training to enable professional development for those who are unable to commit to group training. The four part series consists of 30 minute modules: Part I of the series, LGBTIQ+ Family Formation and Reflective Practice, serves to introduce the subject matter and focusses on understanding and awareness of […]

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COVID-19 impact on Drummond Street’s service delivery

COVID-19 impact on Drummond Street’s service delivery The Centre for Family Research and Evaluation at Drummond Street Services has developed a COVID-19 evaluation strategy to help better understand and respond to the changing needs of the clients and the communities that we support during this time. The key aims of our COVID-19 evaluation strategy are to: evaluate how ds is responding at an organisational level to the crisis monitor changing client […]

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The EVA project: Evaluating Violence and Abuse, Building the Evidence 

Program planning

The EVA project: Evaluating Violence and Abuse, Building the Evidence  Between early 2018 and mid 2019, CFRE delivered the ‘EVA project: Evaluating Violence and Abuse, Building the Evidence’, funded by the Department of Social Services (DSS). The EVA project aimed to build the capacity of the family violence and related sectors to use and build evidence for their work, with those who use and experience family violence. The project was comprised of a literature review, capacity building […]

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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 […]

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The Relationship Between Parent and Child Mental Health: Taking a Family Systems Perspective in Support Services

      The Relationship Between Parent and Child Mental Health: Taking a Family Systems Perspective in Support Services As an organisation, drummond street (ds) recognises the importance of situating individual issues within contextual backgrounds. A major part of which is the role of family relationships in providing a strong and early influence on the mental health and well-being of the developing child as well as the well-being of adults.Programs […]

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Carnival Day 2019 Survey Results

queerspace and Centre for Family Research and Evaluation (CFRE) are proud to release the data of a survey we held over Midsumma Carnival day in January of 2019 to help provide us with some insight into the services LGBTIQA+ communities are accessing and/or would like to access in their local area. We found some fascinating and also some concerning findings. We surveyed a total of 819 people and below are […]

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