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AIC: Domestic and family violence perpetrator screening and risk assessment in Queensland

The AIC has released new research domestic and family violence (DFV) perpetrator screening and risk assessment by researchers from Griffith University and Monash University. Examining the views of professionals working in child protection, mental health, alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and corrections, the study finds:

  • Mental health and AOD practitioners screen for and assess risk of DFV less frequently than child protection and corrections practitioners.
  • The level of DFV specialist training is low across all areas, although mental health and AOD practitioners receive the least training.
  • Practitioners’ likelihood of screening for DFV perpetration was supported by their level of DFV expertise and training history, their attitudes to the benefits and relevance of screening and risk assessment more broadly and attitudes that identifying and responding to perpetrators of DFV was core business.

Read Domestic and family violence perpetrator screening and risk assessment in Queensland: Current practice and future opportunities


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