Domestic and Family violence and parenting
This project examines the impact of domestic and family violence (DFV) on parenting. It addresses three key questions:
- How does a reported history of DFV affect mother-child and father-child relationships?
- How do mothers who have experienced DFV perceive it has affected their relationship with their children?
- To what extent have these mothers had contact with relevant services and was this contact helpful or unhelpful?
The project will apply a mixed method approach incorporating:
- a literature review
- a quantitative element using three existing
- large-scale databases
- a qualitative element providing insight into the experiences of mothers who have used services across a range of areas in the context of a history of DFV.
Advisory organisations include: DV Victoria. National Network of Women's Legal Centres. Women's Legal Service Victoria. No To Violence. SA Uniting Communities and Anglicare WA.
Australian Institute of Family Studies
- Dr Rae Kaspiew
- Dr Lixia Qu
- Ms Ruth Weston
La Trobe University (Judith Lumley Centre)
- Professor Angela Taft
- Ms Leesa Hooker
- Professor Jan Nicholson
University of Melbourne
- Professor Cathy Humphreys
University of South Australia
- Dr Fiona Buchanan
- Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS)
Combined study findings
Kaspiew, R., Horsfall, B., Qu, L., Nicholson, J. M., Humphreys, C., Diemer, K., … Dunstan, J. (2017). Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed method insights into impact and support needs: Final report (ANROWS Horizons 04/2017). Sydney: ANROWS.
Summary of study findings and recommendations
Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed method insights into impact and support needs: Key findings and future directions / Rae Kaspiew et al. Sydney: ANROWS, c2017.
Systematic literature review
Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed methods insights into impact and support needs: State of knowledge paper / Leesa Hooker, Rae Kaspiew, Angela Taft. Sydney: ANROWS, c2015.