Program Project A1:


Trajectories of mothers and children exposed to intimate partner violence

Description: While much is known about the prevalence of IPV, there is limited understanding of the implications of IPV for children, families and communities. In part, this is due to the historic lack of population-based longitudinal studies incorporating robust multi-dimensional measures of IPV. This project is drawing on data collected in the Maternal Health Study – a longitudinal study of over 1500 first time mothers and their first-born children investigating the impact of intimate partner violence on women and children. Women in the study have participated in 11 waves of data collection, with the most recent follow-up conducted as the children in the study were turning 10-11 years of age.

Expected outcomes: improved understanding of the epidemiology of intimate partner violence and its impact on women and children to inform tailored responses.