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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 hosts events as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS activities and news are available from the list on the right.



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.



To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.


Evaluation of ‘Children and Mothers In Mind’- retrieving the mother-child relationship after DFV

Evaluation of a trauma-informed, relationship-focussed, mother-child group intervention program being implemented by the Children’s Protection Society, designed to meet the parenting needs of mothers who have experienced DFV and are parenting pre-school children. The 22 week program includes a 8 session group work program (Connections) where mothers address issues of past trauma, a 10 week play-based mother and child group intervention, and a casework component. The program aims to strengthen parent-child relationships, enhance parenting skills and improve parenting self-efficacy.

Project contact
Dr Margaret Kertesz
University of Melbourne

Funding Body
OPEN Learning Systems grant

Project start & End Dates
March 2018 – February 2019

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