Discussion Papers & Policy Briefs

The Safer Families CRE are releasing a series of Discussion Papers. These cover a range of key topics in domestic violence and health. The papers propose new ways of thinking and working together based on latest research and will be relevant for people working in health and domestic violence policy, practice or research, and those affected by domestic violence. This section also includes Submissions made by Safer Families and MAEVe.

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Discussion Papers

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Other topics we are working on: 

  • Early Intervention in Health

  • Ethics in Domestic Violence Research

  • Technological Pathways and Response tools

  • Women with Lived Experience Informing Research

  • Understanding Cultural Safety 


Policy Briefs

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Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Policy Brief 2: Health consequences of family violence
Translating evidence from the Maternal Health Study to inform policy and practice.



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Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System
Submission written by the Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence Against Women and their Children (MAEVe).