MAEVe directors awarded 2016 Centre for Research Excellence grant

MAEVe would like to congratulate the team of investigators (including co-directors Kelsey Hegarty and Cathy Humphreys) who were successful in obtaining a 2016 Centre for Research Excellence grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) entitled Safer Families: Tailoring early identification and novel interventions for intimate partner violence.

This is the first CRE grant dedicated to research into the significant health effects of intimate partner violence on individuals and families, and the health sector responses that are needed to improve the safety, health and well-being of families. Partner violence damages the health of families, particularly children. This study will make all families safer by generating new knowledge from evidence (reviews of studies, data from following families over time and trials of health and community programs) to assist health and family services to identify violence early and tailor responses to individuals’ experiences and to specific communities. It focuses on: understanding the dynamics of abuse and resilience to tailor responses; testing clinical early identification, first line response and referral; and evaluating child/parent interventions for safety and resiliency. These findings will help build workforce capacity through practitioner training, and support the next generation of researchers through peer mentorship, role modelling, extending collaborations with a new international research network and exchanges.

For the NHMRC media release, click here
Cathy Humphreys

Photo: Prof Cathy Humphreys


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