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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.


Knowledge transfer and exchange

ANROWS host activities as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) 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.


Knowledge translation resources

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.

Research summary

The impacts of domestic and family violence on children (2nd ed.)

This summary is designed for practitioners and policy-makers who want to know more about ANROWS’s research on domestic and family violence (DFV) in Australia.

The information has been collated primarily from research projects funded by ANROWS in 2014 and published in 2017. It is not intended to be a comprehensive report on research related to children and violence.

The summary outlines the major issues identified in the ANROWS research relevant to children, the factors preventing effective service delivery and the policy and practice changes recommended by the researchers. It concludes with future research directions.

A list of additional relevant resources is also included.



Research summary


Research summary: The impacts of domestic and family violence on children (2nd ed.)

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