Considerable research has documented the seriousness of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence, which has been found to affect Aboriginal women disproportionally. In addition, rates of intimate homicides are five times higher for Aboriginal women than non-Aboriginal women. Intimate Partner Sexual Violence tends to have a particular capacity to attack the identity of victimized women because of the multiple forms of violence experienced at the same time. This study investigated the nature of violence experienced by a current or former intimate partner.
Frontline intervention policy developers and practitioners may implement specific protective measures in recognition of the increased danger Aboriginal women face. Barriers should be removed to address victimization in a culturally sensitive way. It is imperative to retain an empathic understanding, demonstrate cultural competency and openness when providing assistance and support.
Australian Employers are responsible for providing safe workplaces – free from harassment, abuse and violence. At times, the impact of gendered violence outside of a workplace, can impact staff at work, with evidence suggesting: Abuse/ harassment often continued at work Abuse involved threatening calls, texts, emails Perpetrators can physically attend workplaces Victims can be prevented from attending work So, how can employers support their staff and maintain a safe workplace?
The engagement process of sexual offenders in group-based cognitive-behavioral treatment is an important area of study. Disclosure management style (DMS), a model developed from grounded-theory research of men undertaking a prototypical program, provides a framework to assess engagement in treatment. Our goal was to develop a quantitative measure of DMS, to test its reliability and validity, and to evaluate its utility as a measure of treatment progress by examining relationships between DMS and established measures of treatment change.
Parental substance misuse has a pervasive impact on family functioning, parenting, and, ultimately, child wellbeing and development. Subsequently, linkages with informal and formal support networks are crucial for ameliorating risk. To facilitate engagement with these families prior to identification in child protection systems, it is vital to understand the factors inhibiting and promoting engagement with informal and formal support.