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- Reducing the need for women and children to make repeated use of refuge and other crisis accommodation
- Spinney, Angela
- This report sets out the findings of a research project investigating early intervention strategies to reduce the need for women and children to make repeated use of refuge and other crisis accommodation. The project identifies the reasons behind the decisions made by women, who have been subject to domestic and family violence, to leave the family home for a refuge in order to escape the abuse; whether to return to the perpetrator; and whether to leave again. It also explores the efficacy of primary prevention and early intervention schemes, including perpetrator behaviour change programs, in reducing women's and children's multiple experiences of refuge and other emergency accommodation. Finally, the project explores what best practice and service standards would be needed if Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) models were to be implemented more widely in Australia.
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. The Swinburne Institute for Social Research
- Australian Homelessness Clearinghouse report, (Jun 2012)
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- Abuse; Domestic violence; Family violence; Homelessness; Intervention; Refuge
- Australian Homelessness Clearinghouse, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and Swinburne University of Technology
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- Copyright © 2012. With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted, all material presented on the Australian Homelessness Clearinghouse website is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/). The published version is reproduced in accordance with this policy.
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- This study was supported by the Australian Government through the National Homelessness Research Agenda of the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. It is a companion study to 'Homelessness prevention for women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence: innovations in policy and practice', funded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute. See http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/239025 for more information.
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