Journal article

The Royal Commission into Family Violence: Trends in the Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence and Help-Seeking Behavior.

Lata Satyen, John W Toumbourou, Jess Heerde, Meu Supol, Archna Ranganathan

Journal of Interpersonal Violence: concerned with the study and treatment of victims and perpetrators of physical and sexual violence | SAGE Publications | Published : 2020


There is a dearth of research investigating whether public inquiries such as Royal Commissions trigger community behavior change or awareness about targeted health and social issues within the general community. This study examined trends in the reporting of intimate partner violence (IPV) and help-seeking behavior before and during the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence. Six hundred seventy-seven women across Australia, including 172 migrant and 505 nonmigrant women, completed surveys on their experience of IPV and help-seeking behavior over a 4-year period. Prevalence estimates were weighted to the Australian Census data to reflect the Australian population breakdown for age a..

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