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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.


ESTIE Practice Resource: Evidence based guidelines to support the implementation of the Safe & Together approach

This resource sets out evidence-based guidelines to support the implementation of the Safe & Together approach. It will be useful for any worker practising at the intersections of domestic and family violence, mental health, and alcohol and other drug use.  

ESTIE is an action research study led by the University of Melbourne. As an action research study, it simultaneously investigates, as well as develops, the capacity of practitioners and organisations to drive collaborative and holistic service provision for children and families living with domestic and family violence (DFV) where issues of mental health and/or alcohol and other drug use co-occur. The resource provides guidance, examples and tips, and can be used for supporting staff or in trainings as a foundational reference for practice development and continuous improvement for working at the intersections of DFV, mental health, and alcohol and other drug use. The ESTIE Quick Reference Guide can also be used and is a companion document to the ESTIE Practice Resource.

The ESTIE Practice Resource complements existing resources developed by ANROWS which focus on the implementation and evaluation of the Safe & Together model in Australia, such as the STACY and the PATRICIA projects. More information can be found on the ESTIE project here: https://www.anrows.org.au/project/estie-evidence-to-support-safe-together-implementation-and-evaluation/.



Suggested citation

Toivonen, C., Lauw, M., Isobe, J., Links, E., Kertesz, M., Mandel, D., Laing, L., & Humphreys, C. (2022). ESTIE Practice Resource: Evidence based guidelines to support the implementation of the Safe & Together approach. The New South Wales Ministry of Health and University of Melbourne.


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