Revised data collection summary January-March 2013
The latest quarterly data collection summary is now available.
Typologies of intimate partner abuse: Theory and practice
This seminar, with Emeritus Professor Michael Johnson, Dr Shamita Das Dasgupta, Dr Jane Wangmann and Dr Rae Kaspiew, explores the theory and practice of typologies of intimate partner violence, including a critique and reflections on practice in the Australian context.
March CDFVRe@der Out Now!
This edition includes:
- Behaviour change programs: Approaches, challenges and risks
- Changing abusers and their communities: Recruitment, engagement and accountability strategies
- 9th Annual Indigenous Family Violence Prevention forum - Olgeta yarn up
- Voluntary intervention orders and currently approved interventions
Revised data collection
Over the past 18 months The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research has been working with its Data Advisory Group to revise the domestic and family violence database, maintained by CDFVR, to support state-wide domestic and family violence policy and program development. Non-government organisations in Queensland that provide services to women and men who are either using or experiencing domestic and family violence in a current or past relationship were invited to take part in the new data collection. Twenty seven services collected the first round of data from three client groups – victim, perpetrator and child exposed to violence - from November 1-14, 2012. Data were collected for all new and continuing clients who accessed the service during that time.
The data will continue to be collected over two two-week periods a year and will provide a profile of clients and their support needs. To view the first revised data collection global summary click here.
On Wednesday 21st February, the Honourable Tracy Davis MP, Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, announced that the Queensland Government’s financial commitment to the National Centre of Excellence to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, will be delivered in-kind through the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (CDFVR). The National Centre of Excellence is an initiative under the Council of Australian Governments’ National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. The cost of establishing and operating the National Centre of Excellence is shared across the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. The value of Queensland’s in-kind contribution through CDFVR is $896,400 over three years.
Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 - A guide for service providers
CDFVR’s mobile app “Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 - A guide for service providers” is now available for download here. The app, launched on Friday 23rd November by Queensland’s Chief Magistrate, His Honour Judge Brendan Butler AM SC was produced by CDFVR in partnership with the Queensland Government and a community based reference group.
Comments from those who trialled the app include:
"I found the app to be very handy; I was able to get the answers I needed without having to call back into the office. As this is a new Act having the app to double check on information was invaluable time saving. I was able to check or search information efficiently, which was beneficial for my client. My overall experience using this app was positive and enjoyable."
"I am very impressed with the ease of use and the ability to access information quickly and then expand on that information via the use of hyperlinks … it's a wonderful tool that would also be a handy asset for general duties police to clarify legislation whilst at incidents where they do not have access to computers but always have their phones."