Developing LGBTQ programs for perpetrators and victims/survivors of domestic and family violence
The research identifies unique tactics of abuse, used to threaten, undermine or isolate a victim/survivor. These include identity-based abuse that capitalises upon a victim’s /survivor’s fear of exposure (“outing”), or their experience of discrimination and internalised homophobia.
Developed under the guidance of a project reference group comprised of key academics, clinicians and researchers in the areas of LGBTQ theory and practice, DFV interventions and social work practice, this research highlights the need to support the LGBTQ community in developing readiness to recognise domestic and family violence, and then seek support. It also outlines improvements that could be made in police systems and criminal justice responses to LGBTQ people experiencing intimate partner violence/domestic and family violence.
Mr Brandon-Leith Bear, ACON
Dr Rebecca Gray, Research Consultant
Dr Jen Hamer, Relationships Australia (NSW)
Dr Timothy Broady, Relationships Australia NSW
Dr Jessica Kean, Relationships Australia NSW
Dr Joycelyn Ling, Relationships Australia NSW
Tommy Walker, ACON
Ms Kai Noonan, ACON
Mr Andrew King, Relationships Australia (NSW)
Emeritus Professor Thea Brown, Department of Social Work, Monash University
Dr Philomena Horsley, Lecturer, Centre for Women's Health, Gender and Society, University of Melbourne
Dr Jessica Kean, Lecturer in Gender Studies, University of Sydney
Maryclare Machen, Manager Q-Respect, Queerspace, Drummond Street Services, Victoria
Associate Professor Christy Newman, Centre for Social Research in Health, UNSW Sydney
Dr Jemima Petch, Head of Client Services and Head of Research, Relationships Australia Queensland
Chris Pye, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Relationships Australia Queensland
Lizette Twisleton, NSW Sector Development Manager, No To Violence
Professor Sarah Wendt, Department of Social Work, Flinders University
Funded by Commonwealth Department of Social Services.