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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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News and events

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

About ANROWS

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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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.

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Health, justice and
system-wide responses

ANROWS is dedicated to growing the knowledge base to support the health and justice sectors to better support women and children who have experienced violence.

Additionally, ANROWS research explores the effectiveness of service integration and collaboration, and systemic barriers and facilitators to women and children leaving violence.

Below is a collection of resources, papers, reports and research projects about health, legal and justice, and system-wide responses to domestic, family and sexual violence.


Health responses

Violence against women has a considerable impact on women’s health and wellbeing. Health services are uniquely positioned to respond to women and children experiencing violence (Flaherty, 2018), along with ensuring that service delivery does not retraumatise survivors of violence.

Research summary

A preventable burden:
Measuring and addressing the prevalence and health impacts of intimate partner violence in Australian women: Key findings and future directions

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Research summary

Women’s Input to a Trauma-informed systems model of care in Health settings: The WITH study

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Fact Sheet

Women’s Input into a Trauma-informed systems model of care in Health settings:
Using a trauma- and violence-informed framework in practice

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Research summary

Links between alcohol consumption and domestic and sexual violence against women:
Key findings and future directions

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Establishing the connection:
Interventions linking service responses for sexual assault with drug or alcohol use/abuse: Key findings and future directions

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Guidelines

Establishing the connection:
Guidelines for practitioners and clinicians in the sexual assault and alcohol and other drug sectors

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Examining the power of child-at-risk electronic medical record (eMR) alerts to share interpersonal violence, abuse and neglect concerns:
Do child protection alerts help? Key findings and future directions

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Preventing gender-based violence in mental health inpatient units:
Key findings and future directions

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Poster

Examining the power of the eMR to share interpersonal violence, abuse and neglect concerns

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Research summary

Identifying and responding to domestic violence in antenatal care:
Key findings and future directions

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Constructions of complex trauma and implications for women’s wellbeing and safety from violence:
Key findings and future directions

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Research summary

Improving accountability: The role of perpetrator intervention systems:
Key findings and future directions

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Webinar

How can we enhance routine screening?
Strengthening identification and response to domestic violence in the antenatal care setting

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Webinar

Preventing gender-based violence in inpatient mental health units

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Working with women who have experienced complex trauma in mental health and refugee services: A comparative discussion

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Working with complexity

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Special collection

Violence against women and mental health

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FACT SHEET

Practice guide: The child–parent psychotherapy model in an Australian setting

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Research summary

Children and young people’s mental health and domestic and family violence: What’s the link?

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Legal and justice responses

The justice sector has an important role to play in holding perpetrators of violence to account and supporting women’s and children’s safety.

Special collection

Defining and responding to coercive control: Policy brief

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RESEARCH REPORT

Compliance with and enforcement of family law parenting orders:
Views of professionals and judicial officers

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Research report

Economic insecurity and intimate partner violence in Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Research summary

Invisible practices:
Intervention with fathers who use violence: Key findings and future directions

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Guidelines

Invisible practices:
Working with fathers who use violence: Practice guide

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WORKBOOK

Case study: Invisible practices:
Working with fathers who use violence

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The forgotten victims:
Prisoner experience of victimisation and engagement with the criminal justice system: Key findings and future directions

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Domestic and family violence protection orders in Australia:
An investigation of information sharing and enforcement: Key findings and future directions

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Women who kill abusive partners:
Understandings of intimate partner violence in the context of self-defence: Key findings and future directions

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The views of Australian judicial officers on domestic and family violence perpetrator interventions:
Key findings and future directions

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Understanding the role of Law and Culture in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in responding to and preventing family violence:
Key findings and future directions

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Research summary

Improving accountability: The role of perpetrator intervention systems:
Key findings and future directions

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Webinar

The practice of partner contact and prioritising women’s safety in domestic violence perpetrator interventions

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Invisible practices: Working with fathers who use violence

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Webinar

Working with complexity

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Submission

Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System

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Special collection

Women’s imprisonment and domestic, family and sexual violence

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Research summary

Exploring the impact and effect of self-representation by one or both parties in family law proceedings involving allegations of family violence:
Key findings and future directions

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Research summary

Accurately identifying the “person most in need of protection” in domestic and family violence law:
Key findings and future directions

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Webinar

Accurately identifying the person most in need of protection

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Integrated responses to domestic and family violence

ANROWS research explores the effectiveness of service integration and collaboration, including systemic barriers and facilitators to women and children leaving violence.

Special collection

Working across sectors to meet the needs of clients experiencing domestic and family violence

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Research report

Critical interpretive synthesis:
Child protection involvement for families with domestic and family violence, alcohol and other drug issues, and mental health issues

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Guidelines

National Risk Assessment Principles for domestic and family violence

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State of knowledge

State of knowledge on the co-occurrence, intersection and differences between forms of, and responses to, violence against women and their children

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Research summary

National mapping and meta-evaluation outlining key features of effective “safe at home” programs that enhance safety and prevent homelessness for women and their children who have experienced domestic and family violence:
Key findings and future directions

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Research summary

Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women:
Key findings and future directions

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Research summary

The collaborative practice framework for child protection and specialist domestic and family violence services: The PATRICIA project:
Key findings and future directions

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Research summary

Domestic and family violence protection orders in Australia: An investigation of information sharing and enforcement:
Key findings and future directions

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Guidelines

Evaluating interventions related to violence against women

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Research summary

Domestic violence, social security and the couple rule:
Key findings and future directions

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Research summary

The PIPA project: Positive Interventions for Perpetrators of Adolescent violence in the home:
Key findings and future directions

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Prioritising women’s safety in Australian perpetrator interventions: Mapping the purpose and practices of partner contact:
Key findings and future directions

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Violence prevention and early intervention for mothers and children with disability: Building promising practice:
Key findings and future directions

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Research summary

Improving accountability: The role of perpetrator intervention systems:
Key findings and future directions

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Webinar

Strengthening accountability across perpetrator intervention systems

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Webinar

Sadie’s story: Helping women affected by domestic and family violence navigate a fragmented system

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Webinar

The practice of partner contact and prioritising women’s safety in domestic violence perpetrator interventions

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Webinar

Working with women who have experienced complex trauma in mental health and refugee services: A comparative discussion

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Webinar

A practice discussion on working with men who use violence in the justice system: An integrated response model

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Webinar

Working with complexity

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Special collection

Domestic and family violence, housing insecurity and homelessness:
Research synthesis (2nd ed.)

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Research summary

Safe & Together Addressing ComplexitY for Children (STACY for Children):
Key findings and future directions

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Current ANROWS research projects

Pathways to intimate partner homicide

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Compliance with and enforcement of family law parenting orders

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“What works” to reduce and respond to violence against women:
Evidence synthesis, methods and communication

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A life course approach to determining the prevalence and impact of sexual violence in Australia:
The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

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An exploration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healing programs that respond to domestic and family violence and sexual assault

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Transforming responses to intimate partner and sexual violence:
Listening to the voices of victims, perpetrators and services

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on experiences of intimate partner violence among Australian women

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WRAP around families experiencing adolescent violence in the home (AVITH):
Towards a collaborative service response

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Analysis of linked longitudinal administrative data on child protection involvement for NSW families with domestic and family violence, drug and alcohol issues and mental health issues

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Service system responses and culturally designed practice frameworks to address the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children exposed to domestic and family violence

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Investigating the mental health of children exposed to domestic and family violence through the use of linked police and health records

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Connecting the dots:
Understanding the DFV experiences of children and young people with disability within and across sectors

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Further reading

ANROWS Library:
Alcohol and other drugs reading list

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ANROWS Library:
Mental health reading list

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ANROWS Library:
Recovery reading list

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ANROWS Library:
Legal and criminal justice responses reading list

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ANROWS Library:
Police and policing reading list

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Contact ANROWS

PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Phone: 61 2 8374 4000
| Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au

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