Domestic Violence Education: Connecting With Students Through Theatre

iStock photos Domestic violence statistics in Australia are horrifying. In the past year one in six women has experienced violence from a current or former partner, 63 women have been killed by family violence and childhood exposure to partner violence increases the likelihood of intergenerational violence [1]. The effect that domestic violence exposure [...]

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Children Exposed to ‘Toxic Stress’ More Likely to Develop Illnesses as Adults, Royal Commission Told

ACF - Infants and young children exposed to "toxic stress" from dysfunctional homes are more likely to develop cardiac disease and other physical illnesses as adults, the family violence Royal Commission was told on Wednesday. And addressing the impact of early childhood stress and trauma, the commission was told, was the most [...]

Children Using Social Media, Mobiles to Report Sex Abuse

A growing number of children are using social media and mobile friendly websites to come forward with complaints of sexual abuse, the Royal Commission has been told. One of the country's largest sexual assault services told the commission's ongoing examination of child sex abuse on Wednesday that it was receiving a large number of reports [...]

Child on Child Sexual Offences Rock Schools

Police are being called to Victorian schools three times a week to investigate sex offences that are often perpetrated by children. The revelation comes amid reports of a surge in the number children sexually abusing other children in the wider community that has been linked by treatment services to family violence and pornography. New data [...]

Need to Interrupt Cycle of Family Violence – Report

Instant jail terms, or flash incarceration, for perpetrators who do not comply with court orders is one of a range of recommendations to break the cycle of family violence outlined in a major new RMIT University report. Australian of the Year and anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty launched the report in Melbourne today. The RMIT [...]

DV campaigner: ‘Why is the Onus on the Woman?’

THE murder of schoolboy Luke Batty last year shocked a nation. His mum, Rosie, talks to APN Newsdesk about why she has spent the past year lobbying for changes to our attitudes towards and responses to family violence, and why she is supporting our campaign. CALL her what you like - Australian of the Year, [...]

Australian of the Year: Rosie Batty Awarded Top Honour for Efforts to Stop Family Violence

Rosie Batty has been named Australian of the Year for her campaign against family violence in an award ceremony that saw four women take the nation's top Australia Day honours for the first time in history. Ms Batty rose above her personal tragedy and the great loss of her 11-year-old-son, Luke, who was murdered by [...]

Domestic Violence Harmful To Kids

A group of New Orleans researchers found that children exposed to domestic violence are at risk for mental and physical illness due to a breakdown in their DNA. Dr. Stacy Drury, director of the Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Laboratory at Tulane University, and Dr. Katherine Theall, a Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine epidemiologist, led [...]