Australian Institute of Family Studies. (2015).
Responding to children and young people's disclosures of abuse (Practitioner resource). Melbourne, Vic.: AIFS.
Summary: This paper is a guide to responding to children and young people's disclosures of abuse. It outlines what we know about how, why, and when children and young people are likely to disclose and suggests actions to take at the time of disclosure and in the longer term. This resource, written for Australian practitioners, provides useful references to the research literature. A one-page infographic focuses on the key actions: listen, reassure and respect. People working with children in New Zealand are also referred to Safer organisations, safer children: guidelines for child protection policies to build safer organisations, recently published by the Children's Action Plan team....Read more
Campo, M., Kaspiew, R., Moore, S., & Tayton, S. (2014).
Children affected by domestic and family violence: A review of domestic and family violence prevention, early intervention and response services. Melbourne, Vic.: AIFS.
Summary: This report sets out the findings of research into domestic and family violence (DFV) prevention, early intervention and response for children aged 0-8 years. The research was commissioned and funded by the NSW Department of Family and Community Services. It contributes to the development of the knowledge base... Read more
Centre for Innovative Justice. (2014).
Innovative justice responses to sexual offending: Pathways to better outcomes for victims, offenders and the community. Melbourne, Vic.: RMIT, Centre for Innovative Justice.
Summary: This report makes a suite of recommendations for improving the justice options and outcomes available to sexual assault victims... Read more
Centre for Innovative Justice. (2015).
Opportunities for early intervention: Bringing perpetrators of family violence into view. Melbourne, Vic.: RMIT, Centre for Innovative Justice.
Summary: This report turns the spotlight on perpetrators of family violence. In doing so, it calls for earlier and more proactive intervention - explaining that, while family violence has finally come to attention as a systemic wrong in need of a National Plan, a significant gap exists in our collective response... Read more
Coulson Barr, L. (2012).
Safeguarding people's right to be free from abuse: Key considerations for preventing and responding to alleged staff to client abuse in disability services (Learning from complaints, Occasional paper, No.1). Melbourne, Vic.: Disability Services Commissioner.
Summary: This is the first of a series of Occasional Papers produced by the Victorian Disability Rights Commissioner on 'Learning from Complaints'. This paper deals with one of the most disturbing of issues which can occur in disability service provision, namely alleged assaults or abuse of clients by staff entrusted to provide care and support... Read more
Spalding, K., Macvean, M., Mildon, R., Devine, B., Falkiner, J., Wade, C., & Forbes, F. (2015).
Review of the evidence on knowledge translation and exchange in the violence against women field. Sydney, NSW: ANROWS.
Summary: The Parenting Research Centre (PRC) was commissioned by ANROWS to undertake a review of the evidence on knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) strategies in the field of violence against women. For the purpose of this research, the scope of 'violence against women' refers to domestic violence, including intimate partner and indigenous family violence, and sexual assault.... Read summary ; Read full report
Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland. (2015).
Not now, not ever: Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland. Brisbane, Qld: Author.
Summary: The report of the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland was released by the Premier of Queensland, Australia on 28 February 2015. This report makes 140 recommendations to the Queensland Government to address domestic and family violence... Read more
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Jordan, C. E. (Ed.). (2014).
Improving the safety of women on college campuses: State of the scientific literature on the problem and response.
Trauma, Violence & Abuse, 15(3) & 15(4), Special issue, Parts 1 & 2.
Part 1 of the special issue addresses the construct of violence itself and includes responses from universities... Read more
Part 2 of the special issue commences with attention to risk and protective factors associated with the victimization of college women, including self-defense and prevention models... Read more
Wendt, S., Buchanan, F., & Moulding, S. (2015).
Mothering and domestic violence: Situating maternal protectiveness in gender.
Affilia, Advance online publication, 8 February 2015 (13 pages).
Summary: This article aimed to explore the complications and complexities of mothering in the contexts of domestic violence. Through interviews with nine women who had mothered in domestic violence, it was found that women do attempt to protect children from physical and emotional harm; however, the climate of fear, power, and control present in domestic violence limits protection... Read more
Wilson, L. C., & Miller, K. E. (2015).
Meta-analysis of the prevalence of unacknowledged rape.
Trauma, Violence & Abuse, Advance online publication, 17 March 2015 (11 pages).
Summary: A meta-analysis was conducted to estimate the mean prevalence of unacknowledged rape and to inform our understanding of methodological factors that influence the detection of this phenomenon... Read more