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4529.0 - Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence. , 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 18/05/2009  First Issue
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Aims of the Framework

Due to its multi-dimensional nature, a common definition of FDV and accurate data to support the development of policy, services and responses for victims and offenders is lacking.

This Information Paper presents a Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence that will:

  • identify the complexities in developing definitions of family and domestic violence, and describe the components of different definitions;
  • provide a Framework and elements through which to view family and domestic violence; and
  • identify the research and policy questions around family and domestic violence.

The Framework is expected to contribute to policy development and the planning and delivery of services in relation to family and domestic violence, and become a tool for further policy and program development.

Structure of the Framework

The Conceptual Framework begins with this Overview Chapter, which introduces the topic of family and domestic violence and the policy context; and presents the aims and outline of the Framework. The following Chapter outlines issues in defining and scoping FDV, and presents definitions of FDV and the associated behaviours.

Chapter 3 presents the Conceptual Framework in diagram form, and establishes the structure for the remaining Chapters. Each subsequent Chapter then further defines and explains the elements of the Framework in turn: Context; Risk; Incident; Responses; Impacts/Outcomes; and Programs, Research and Evaluation; and discusses the associated data needs and research/policy questions.

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