Best practice principles for working with men from refugee backgrounds who use domestic and family violence: Key findings and future directions
This is an edited summary of key findings from ANROWS research Best practice principles for interventions with domestic and family violence perpetrators from refugee backgrounds
This project developed a set of principles of practice for interventions with men from refugee backgrounds who use domestic and family violence.
When working with men from refugee backgrounds who use violence, it is important to:
- understand violence in the context of refugee trauma
- understand violence in the context of settlement challenges
- recognise refugee family and community structures.
- Engage with refugee communities to develop programs that align with best practice principles.
- Build connections between refugee services and the broader domestic and family violence service system.
- Explore the development of service delivery models that do not necessarily involve family separation.
ANROWS Research to policy and practice papers are concise papers that summarise key findings of research on violence against women and their children, including research produced under ANROWS’s research program, and provide advice on the implications for policy and practice.
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2020). Best practice principles for interventions with domestic and family violence perpetrators from refugee backgrounds (Research to policy and practice, 09/2020). Sydney: ANROWS.