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ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women
ANROWS National Research Conference on Violence Against Women
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Raising the status of children as victims and survivors of domestic and family violence in their own right

Discussion Description

Addressing the needs of children and young people experiencing violence has been recognised as the number one priority on Australia’s National Research Agenda (ANRA). This solutions session is centred upon the question, how do we raise up children experiencing domestic and family violence as victims and survivors (or clients) in their own right? Engage with Australian Institute of Family Studies researchers and experts, Dr Rae Kaspiew and Dr Rachel Carson, as they explore potential ways to embed research evidence into how we respond to key challenges such as:
  •  getting the voices and needs of children and young people into policy and practice
  • addressing sector silos and the gaps between national plans
  • meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people
  • getting the community (and media) to support evidence-based policy.

Hear from a range of panellists with experience in systemic, policy and practice responses that address the needs of children and young people who have experienced domestic and family violence. Participants will leave this session with an understanding of a range of ways to make children with experiences of violence more visible in evidence-based policy and practice.

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