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|Family violence primary prevention : building a knowledge base and identifying gaps for all manifestations of family violence
|The Equality Institute
State of Victoria
|Men as victims;CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse);Older people;Regional rural and remote areas;Disability;Domestic violence;Family violence;LGBTIQ;Children;Sex workers;Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;Elder abuse
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
|State of Victoria
"Family violence is a prevalent and
pervasive issue with far-reaching impact
and consequences. Family violence takes
many different forms globally, and is
predominantly perpetrated by men against
women and children. The health effects
of family violence are profound. It can
lead directly to serious injury, disability or
death. Indirectly, family violence can lead
to a variety of sexual and reproductive
health problems, chronic disease, as well as
stress-induced psychological changes, and
substance use and abuse.
There are many manifestations of family
violence, such as intimate partner violence
(between partners of the same gender
or different genders), violence against
children, parents, siblings and older people.
Experiences and perpetration of family
violence can also be exacerbated within
certain settings or communities, such as
in rural, regional and remote communities.
There are also sub-populations whose
experiences of family violence often go
overlooked due to limited research and
understanding, such as people working in
the sex industry, or for people with diverse
sexual orientations or gender identities.
Some of these groups are at a greater
risk of family violence or may experience
it at increased rates. Other groups face
particular barriers in seeking and obtaining
help that can perpetuate harmful situations,
such as newly arrived migrants who are
less familiar with the health and community
service system or Australian laws, or other
members of culturally and linguistically
diverse communities. As family violence is
experienced differently by different people,
it is crucial that a nuanced understanding
of the complex and intersecting factors
facing diverse groups is developed to
inform prevention strategies and reduce the
prevalence of family violence."
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