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A new paper from Child Family Community Australia seeks to address the challenge of working with women (and their children) who may not be in a position to separate from their abusive and violent partners and whose wellbeing and safety may not be enhanced by separation.

Domestic and family violence (DFV) remains a chronic and destructive aspect of family life in Australia (Cox, 2015). Its pervasive reach into the lives of women and children creates fear, undermines health and wellbeing, is the leading cause of homelessness for women and children, and costs the community an estimated $21.6 billion (Our Watch, 2016; Price Waterhouse & Cooper, 2015).

The paper is focused on fathers who use violence and whether there are strategies that engage and address the issues for children, women and men who are continuing to live with DFV.

Download the ‘Fathers who use violence’ paper

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