Event Details

Zoom Meeting

Event Icon

10 August 2022
12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST

Zoom Meeting

Event Icon

10 August 2022
12:30pm - 1:30pm AEST

Presenters:

Deirdre Gartland
Senior Research Fellow I Intergenerational Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

Deirdre's research interest is women and children’s health and resilience, with a particular focus on social adversity. Her research over the last 3 years has focused on the impact of intimate partner violence on maternal health and child outcomes, and building the evidence needed to better support families experiencing violence. She is currently working with Aboriginal and refugee background communities to measure and describe child resilience.



Event Dates

Date: 10 August 2022
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm AEST

Location

Zoom Meeting

Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Children - Health Service role in early intervention - Intergenerational Trauma and the long term impacts

Vulnerable Children Series

Zoom Meeting


About

Intimate Partner violence is a major public health problem and a violation of human rights.
Worldwide almost one in three of children have experienced violence between their caregivers by the age of ten. While preventing and responding to violence requires a multi-sectoral approach, the healthcare sector has an important role to play. (World Health Organisation)

  • Intimate partner violence is common in the general population – reported by one in three families
  • Impacts for women commonly recognised but less focus on the impacts for their children
  • A third to a half of children with poor outcomes at age 10 had been exposed to violence
  • Child access to services is through family – few mothers had raised the violence they were experiencing with health professionals, including psychologists/counsellors.

“Strengthening the capacity of health professionals to recognize and respond to family violence and building stronger evidence for effective and timely interventions involving the health sector are critical priorities for safeguarding the health of future generations.”

Scroll to Top