Tag: family violence

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 Mental Health Service Use

COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health Service Use The Centre for Family Research and Evaluation (CFRE), a division of drummond street services, have 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. […]

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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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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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Action Research: Use of Family Violence by LGBTIQ+ People

Supportive person touching friend's hands empathetically.

Action Research: Use of Family Violence by LGBTIQ+ People  National and international research has found that family violence in LGBTIQ+ relationships occurs at rates similar to, if not higher than heterosexual relationships. LGBTIQ+ populations face unique and intersecting vulnerabilities, including that: the impacts of abuse are compounded by discrimination and stigma experienced in a community context;  intimate partner and family violence remains largely invisible in LGBTIQ+ communities due to myths […]

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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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