Tag: COVID-19

Future-proofing Safety – COVID-19 and family violence in Victoria

The Centre for Family Research and Evaluation (CFRE), in partnership with RMIT University’s Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) and the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), has recently commenced Future-proofing Safety, a major research project examining how family violence in Victoria has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Our research will span the breadth of Victoria’s whole community services system to understand how services have responded to family violence during […]

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COVID-19 Information for Multicultural LGBTIQ+ Communities

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COVID-19 information for multicultural LGBTIQ+ people Use the table of contents below to navigate on this page. Updates to our factsheets and information sessions January 2022: Advice continues to change regarding testing, including rapid antigen tests and when to get tested. For the latest advice, visit the Victorian Government’s webpage on COVID-19 testing. December 2021: Children aged between 5 and 11 can get vaccinated from 10 January 2022. You can […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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