Greater Brisbane | Webinar
This webinar will highlight findings and discuss the implications of recent research projects into family violence and fathering.
Dr Rae Kaspiew will discuss the Survey of Recently Separated Parents 2012, which aimed to identify opportunities for improving support for children and their families after separation. In particular, detailed insights into the extent, severity, impact and disclosure of family violence will be explored.
Professor Cathy Humphreys will describe a recently funded ARC project into family violence and fathering programs. The state of knowledge around family violence and fathering programs will be discussed, as will the challenges that arise when the issue of men’s relationships with children is raised in the context of family violence.
About the presenters
Dr Rae Kaspiew is a socio-legal researcher with particular expertise in family law and family violence. She manages the family law research program at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, and her area of specialisation is in the design and implementation of research programs related to the impact of legislation and dispute resolution programs. She is lead author of the report on the AIFS Evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms.
In addition to her role at AIFS, Rae is a member of the Family Law Council; a body that provides policy advice on family law to the federal Attorney General.
Cathy Humphreys is Professor of Social Work at the University of Melbourne. She holds the Alfred Felton Chair in Child and Family Welfare, a chair that is now supported through the Sector Research Partnership, a collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and a consortium of 14 Victorian community sector organisations that are driving research in the children, youth and families area. Her research in the field of domestic violence includes projects on substance use; mental health; child abuse; multiagency working and reform.
Engaging men who use violence in relation to their fathering is a new ARC program of research.