Prevalence of adolescent violence in the home and service system capacity in rural Victoria
Carol Reid, Kaye Ervin
AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY HEALTH | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2015
Adolescent violence in the home (AVITH) is increasing. In Victoria alone, police call-out data indicates a consistent 9% rise per annum from 2006. Community services are struggling to provide a cohesive response to this issue. This study examined the prevalence, risk factors and service system capacity regarding AVITH in Mitchell Shire, a geographical location in central Victoria. The results of the study revealed that specific funding was perceived by organisations to be the single highest need in regards to this phenomenon. Recommendations for the service system in Mitchell Shire included a collaborative approach to establish assessment guidelines, referral pathways and protocols for respo..View full abstract
The authors thank Joanne Howard from Peninsula Health. Writing of the manuscript was supported by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing through the University Department of Health (UDRH) program.