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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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The dangerous combination of gambling and domestic and family violence against women: Practice guide for gambling counsellors, financial counsellors and domestic and family violence workers

This practice guide is designed to build capacity in gambling counsellors, financial counsellors and domestic and family violence (DFV) workers to better support female clients experiencing DFV that is linked to the woman’s or her male partner’s gambling.

Drawing upon ANROWS research The relationship between gambling and intimate partner violence against women (Hing et al., 2020), this guide was prepared by CQUniversity and Relationships Australia South Australia, and reviewed by ANROWS and practitioners from gambling help, financial counselling and DFV services.

The guide provides eight key practice recommendations and practice skills which can be relatively easily implemented in most practice settings at low or no cost to the service provider or client. These recommendations are likely to provide effective responses in that they are able to look at the intersecting context of the tactics utilised in DFV and the way they relate to gambling.

In the guide, the evidence for each recommendation is presented and shows how each practice recommendation was derived from a key theme. The guide then provides more specific considerations based upon particular populations, including older women, women in rural and remote areas, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

 

 

Suggested citation

Freytag, C., Lee, J., Hing, N., & Tully, D. (2020). The dangerous combination of gambling and domestic and family violence against women: Practice guide for gambling counsellors, financial counsellors and domestic and family violence workers (ANROWS Insights, 06/2020). Sydney: ANROWS.

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