The Death Review Report

Family Violence Death Review

FVDRC co-chair Professor Dawn Elder

The Death Review Report has highlighted a number of issues. One that we feel strongly about is the need to work with men who use violence and also, that agencies need to take responsibility for the safety of family violence victims.

FVDRC co-chair Professor Dawn Elder says it is time to change our collective understanding of how we should address family violence. “We need to think differently about family violence and understand it is not a series of isolated incidents affecting an individual victim. Rather, family violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour used by an individual and between individuals that can have multiple victims – both children and adults – in the past, present and future.”
Responces to the report:
TV3 and interview with FVDRC co-chair Professor Dawn Elder
Shine
Women’s Refuge
Aviva

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