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The System Audit Family violence Evaluation Tool (SAFE) Project

The Centre for Family Violence Prevention was successful in a Collier Charitable Fund $500,000 grant. The two-year research project, which commenced on 1 July 2019, will assess the impact of the Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence program across eighteen metropolitan, regional and rural Victorian hospitals. The special grant will build a rigorous evidence base for what approaches are effective in enhancing identification and response to family violence within a health setting and supporting and responding to patients and hospital staff who disclose their experience of family violence. This grant responds to a significant research gap and will be the first project of its kind to evaluate how hospitals can best support victim/survivors of family violence across Victoria. This project builds off a $50,000 collier Charitable Fund grant to develop the SAFE Tool and trial it this November at the Women’s.


SUSTAIN: Exploring through a case study approach the sustainability of screening and response to family violence in antenatal care.

System Audit Tool: Development and testing of a new hospital wide system audit tool to evaluate the effectiveness of the Strengthening Hospital Response to Family violence.

Family violence common amongst health workers: The first study investigating domestic and family violence amongst female healthcare workers in Australia.

MARAM: Expert Consultancy to assist redevelopment of Victorian multi-agency risk assessment and management framework for family violence.

Workplace Support Evaluation: Qualitative interviews with managers after they had been trained to support staff experiencing family violence.

Beyond silence: A mixed-methods project which aims to understand women's experiences of intimate partner sexual violence and develop a world-first trauma informed website for support.

Beneath the surface: Digital storytelling project of health professionals own experience of family violence and what supports they need. Videos can be found here.

I-DECIDE: Implementation of an online healthy relationship tool and safety decision aid for women experiencing domestic violence into existing practice in the north west region.

Better Man: Pilot of an online early intervention tool for engaging men who use violence to seek help.

Qualitative evidence synthesis: The Centre is building the capacity of clinicians by undertaking a meta-analysis of qualitative studies of what barriers health practitioners experience identifying and responding to family violence. Four clinical midwives have been undertaking this work. and will work on a publication later this year.

Reproductive Coercion: Qualitative study of how staff respond to reproductive coercion and what women would like staff to address.

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