Family and domestic violence in migrant and refugee communities – amplifying children’s voices and empowering communities in South Australia
Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Anna Ziersch
Funding Amount : $99,978
Recipient: Flinders University
Exposure to family and domestic violence (FDV) has negative mental health and developmental impacts for children that extend into adulthood. Migrant and refugee communities and service providers have highlighted FDV as a priority. However, relatively little is known about risk factors and consequences of FDV for migrant and refugee children, particularly in South Australia. This study will provide an overview of programs and service provider perspectives on FDV in migrant and refugee communities, produce in-depth evidence on a community-led FDV prevention program, consult with refugee and migrant children about their priorities, and provide evidence-based recommendations for prevention and support programs.