Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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