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Family Violence and Sexual Harm

posted on 2023-09-28, 02:14 authored by Gemma Hamilton, Alexandra Ridgway, Anastasia PowellAnastasia Powell, Georgina Heydon

This research explores the co-occurrence of family violence and sexual harm in Victoria, shedding light on the complex nature and interconnectedness between these two forms of abuse and its impact on victim survivors. Drawing on victim survivor and stakeholder interviews as well as a sector wide survey, the reports present key outcomes of a research project funded by Family Safety Victoria with particular attention towards the implications of key findings for the development of policy, intervention, and support. By deepening understandings of the complex interplay between family violence and sexual harm, the research seeks to assist professionals in this space to better address the needs of victim survivors and work together to strengthen system responses.

Suggested citations:
Hamilton, G., Ridgway, A., Powell, A. & Heydon, G. (2023). Family Violence and Sexual Harm: Research Report. RMIT University.
Powell A., Ridgway, A., Hamilton, G., and Heydon, G. (2023). Family Violence and Sexual Harm: Knowledge Translation & Exchange Report. RMIT University.


Family Safety Victoria (State Government of Victoria)