Catalysts of Change

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Interventions and service pathways for gay, bisexual, trans and queer (GBTQ) men who have used family violence in Victoria, Australia


Shane Worrell, Alyssha Fooks, Carolyn Gillespie, Vincent Silk, Libby Jamieson, Max Castle, Jake Peterson, Adam Bourne

This report explores how gay, bisexual, trans and queer (GBTQ) men who have used violence in an intimate or family relationship are encouraged to change their behaviour and commit to a life of non-violence.

Drawing on interviews with users of violence, victim survivors and practitioners (many at LGBTIQ+ community-controlled organisations) in Victoria, Australia, this research identifies how users of violence access services and the approaches utilised by service providers to engage and retain them in behaviour change programs.

Catalysts of Change is a significant contribution to knowledge about the service experiences and motivation to change of GBTQ men who have used family violence.

Download the Catalysts of Change report

Download the Catalysts of Change practice guide

Associated publications

Researchers at ARCSHS are working on more academic publications from the Catalysts of Change project. They will feature here as they are published.

Partners & Funding

Catalysts of change was produced as part of a research partnership between the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University (ARCSHS), Thorne Harbour Health and Switchboard Victoria, supported by the Victorian Government.

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