National Survey now live: Family violence perpetrator focused screening and risk assessment - identifying current practice and future opportunities

National Survey: Family violence perpetrator focused screening and risk assessment - identifying current practice and future opportunities

Effectively identifying the risk of DFV perpetration along with its escalation is a crucial element in working towards safer lives for victims and children affected by domestic and family violence across Australia. Recent findings have revealed the need to develop new policies and practices to better respond to men who may be using family violence. The Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre (MGFVPC) are conducting the first national examination of current practices and future directions for screening, identifying, assessing and managing men’s risk of DFV perpetration across specialist men’s and mainstream services in Australia.

The MGFVPC is seeking input and support for survey promotion and completion from the following sectors:

  • health support services
  • mental health support services
  • alcohol and other drug support services
  • child and family welfare services
  • housing and homelessness support services
  • community legal services
  • specialist domestic and family violence support services

We want to hear from practitioners about whether they screen, what their screening experiences and perceptions are, what barriers to screening and risk assessment may arise in different service areas and whether practitioners use a specific tool. You can access the survey via the following link: 

https://monash.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_06c2XObX5XLwZQp

For further information about the survey please refer to the project website here. If you wish to discuss the project or have any questions you are encouraged to contact the project Chief Investigator Associate Professor Silke Meyer.

The MGFVPC team thanks you in advance for your assistance and valuable contribution.