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Violence against women and 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.


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 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.


AVITH Collaborative Practice Framework

This resource outlines the pillars, principles and enablers of collaborative practice in responding to young people and their families experiencing adolescent violence in the home (AVITH). 

The AVITH Collaborative Practice Framework (the Framework) was developed through iterative engagement with practitioners who participated in focus groups conducted as part of the larger “WRAP around families experiencing adolescent violence in the home (AVITH): Towards a collaborative service response” research project.

The Framework aims to:

  • support shared knowledge and consistency of practice
  • improve recognition of AVITH at the organisational and system levels
  • ensure role clarity across the system
  • bridge knowledge gaps between systems.

The Framework explains what the pillars of collaborative practice mean for practitioners, organisations and governments; provides practice examples of each of the collaborative practice principles; and identifies the enablers of collaborative practice. It will be useful to practitioners, organisations and government agencies working in the AVITH space.



Suggested citation

Campbell, E., Ellard, R., Hew, E., Simpson, S., McCann, B. & Meyer, S. (2023). AVITH Collaborative Practice Framework. ANROWS.


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