Strand Project A2:

 
 

Clustering of risk and vulnerability: implications for child. 

Description:  Some children and families experience multiple layers of social adversity. This is especially true for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, and families of refugee background. This project will assess the trajectories of women and children exposed to intimate partner violence who also experience other kinds of trauma and social adversity.

The project will draw on data collected in three NHMRC funded studies: Maternal Health Study, Childhood Resilience Study and Aboriginal Families Study.

Expected outcomes: Greater understanding of the clustering of risk and the extent to which this influences children’s outcomes and perpetuates intergenerational cycles of abuse and health inequalities, providing the basis for appropriate policy and health service responses.