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The prevalence of acquired brain injury among victims and perpetrators of family violence Produced by a consortium led by Brain Injury Australia and including Monash University, Domestic Violence Victoria, No to Violence incorporating the Men’s Referral Service and the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare

Contributor(s): Brain Injury Australia | Monash Uniersity | Domestic Violence Victoria | No To Violence | Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Marricksville, NSW : Brain Injury Australia, 2018Description: electronic document (68 pages) ; PDF file.ISBN: 978-0-6482640-1-9 (online).Subject(s): FAMILY VIOLENCE | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | PERPETRATORS | TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY | VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | AUSTRALIAOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website Summary: This is Brain Injury Australia's report on Australia's first research into family violence and brain injury. Among the findings; of the 16,000 Victorians who attended hospital over a decade due to family violence, 2 in every 5 sustained a brain injury, nearly 1 in every 3 victims of family violence were children and, of those, 1 in every 4 sustained a brain injury. The research was part of the implementation of Recommendation 171 of the Victorian Royal Commission Into Family Violence; “The Victorian Government fund research into the prevalence of acquired brain injury among family violence victims and perpetrators.” Brain Injury Australia is actively seeking partners and funders for pursuit of the report’s four recommendations, which include: the development and distribution of information resources on brain injury; the addition of screening questions for brain injury in family violence risk assessments; the piloting of an integrated brain injury and family violence service; and the mapping, or development of, services and supports for all people with a brain injury, including those at increased risk of perpetrating of family violence. (From the website). Record #5833
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Commissioned by the Victorian Government Department of Health and Human Services.

Informing the Response to Recommendation 171 of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence.

This is Brain Injury Australia's report on Australia's first research into family violence and brain injury.

Among the findings; of the 16,000 Victorians who attended hospital over a decade due to family violence, 2 in every 5 sustained a brain injury, nearly 1 in every 3 victims of family violence were children and, of those, 1 in every 4 sustained a brain injury.

The research was part of the implementation of Recommendation 171 of the Victorian Royal Commission Into Family Violence; “The Victorian Government fund research into the prevalence of acquired brain injury among family violence victims and perpetrators.”

Brain Injury Australia is actively seeking partners and funders for pursuit of the report’s four recommendations, which include: the development and distribution of information resources on brain injury; the addition of screening questions for brain injury in family violence risk assessments; the piloting of an integrated brain injury and family violence service; and the mapping, or development of, services and supports for all people with a brain injury, including those at increased risk of perpetrating of family violence. (From the website). Record #5833