DEFINING THE DATA CHALLENGE FOR FAMILY, DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
In February 2013, the ABS published Defining the data challenge for family, domestic and sexual violence, Australia, 2013 (cat. no. 4529.0). Defining the data challenge provides a systematic and rigorous framework for family, domestic and sexual violence, through six measurable ‘elements’. These elements are designed to organise information needs in a coherent way that supports a set of statistics about family, domestic and sexual violence. The framework delineates important concepts, and organises them into a logical structure that shows the key relationships, processes and flows that exist between the following six elements.
- Context – The environmental and psycho-social factors that influence community and individual attitudes, and otherwise provide the context for the occurrence and experience of family, domestic and sexual violence.
- Risk – The actual and perceived risk of family, domestic or sexual violence.
- Incident/Experience – The occurrence of family domestic or sexual violence, and the way this violence is experienced.
- Responses – The response to family, domestic and sexual violence by individuals, families, the community, and formal or system responses such as the justice, health and community services sectors.
- Impacts and Outcomes – The short, medium and long-term impacts and outcomes of family, domestic and sexual violence for victims, perpetrators, families and the broader community and economy.
- Programs, Research and Evaluation – The response of research and education to family, domestic and sexual violence to inform targeted prevention, intervention, and support services.
For more detailed discussion of these concepts, refer to the information paper Defining the data challenge for family, domestic and sexual violence (cat. no. 4529.0).
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