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Violence against women and their children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.

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ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.

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PI.17.10

Best practice principles for interventions with domestic and family violence perpetrators from refugee backgrounds

Completed
April 2020

This project developed a set of practice principles for interventions with men from refugee background who use domestic and family violence.


The study involved:

  • an integrative literature review;
  • qualitative interviews with community members of Burmese, Afghan, Sudanese, Iraqi and Iranian backgrounds; and
  • focus groups with service providers working in men’s behaviour change programs, women’s services, women’s health, refugee services and domestic and family violence services.

Proposed principles of practice were developed based on the findings from these research phases, which were then tested and confirmed with a panel of experts using a structured interaction methodology (Delphi technique).

The project identified that when working with men from refugee backgrounds, it is important to understand violence in the context of refugee trauma and settlement challenges, and recognise and work within refugee family and community structures.

The full set of principles and sub-principles is available in the Research report.


Researchers

Project Lead

Professor Colleen Fisher, University of Western Australia

Research expertise

Professor Lisa Wood, University of Western Australia

Dr Karen Martin, University of Western Australia

Practitioner expertise

Ms Amanda Gillett, Association for Services to Torture & Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS)

Ms April Pearlman, ASeTTS


Downloads

RESEARCH REPORT

Best practice principles for interventions with domestic and family violence perpetrators from refugee backgrounds

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RESEARCH SUMMARY

Best practice principles for working with men from refugee backgrounds who use domestic and family violence: Key findings and future directions

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Presentations

Enhancing practice when working with men from refugee backgrounds who use domestic and family violence



Drawing on ANROWS research, ‘Best practice principles for interventions with domestic and family violence perpetrators from refugee backgrounds’, the panel discuss:

  • practice and service issues to consider when working with men from refugee backgrounds who use violence
  • key recommendations of the research and the ‘best practice principles’.

Budget

$193,095

Funded by Australian Government Department of Social Services.

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