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"Social stress in the Australian society". /

by Green, David.

Publisher: Melbourne, Health care priorities in Australia - proceedings of the 1985 Annual conference on Bioethics, edited by Nicholas Tonti-Filippini 1985Description: Photocopy pp.117-124.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF | For BSL internal use only Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

A grounded theory investigation into the experiences of african women refugees : effects on resilience and identity and implications for service provision /

by Sherwood, Katie | Liebling-Kalifani, Helen.

Publisher: Journal of International Women's Studies 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012 From the Journal of International Women's Studies Volume 13 Issue 1 Article 6, pp. 86-108 Inludes bibliographic references pp. 105-108Summary: The current study aims to explore African women's experiences of violence during conflict. The research was undertaken in 2009 in part fulfilment for a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Previous research on women refugees' experiences has focused on the negative impact on psychological functioning despite indications that they show great strength and resilience. Using qualitative methods the study sought to identify the impact of violence on mental health as well as develop a greater understanding of the roles of resilience, coping and identity. Women from Somalia and Zimbabwe who attended a refugee centre in the UK were interviewed; analysis of the results identified a relationship between resilience, access to rights and support and identity. It also recognised cultural and societal influences and experiences in the United Kingdom as contributing factors. Findings support the move toward a more holistic model of understanding refugee women's experiences. However, the study also reveals the importance of support and treatment assisting women to utilise their resilience in reconstructing their identities from traumatic events and recovery process.Availability: (1)

A national action plan to build on social cohesion, harmony and security /

by Ministerial Council on Immigration and Multicultural Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The NAP, developed in 2005?06, responds to the particular pressures Australian communities are facing as a result of increased intolerance and the promotion of violence arising from events around the world and in Australia since 2001. It addresses marginalisation, promotes understanding and dialogue among all Australians and builds on existing government programs, focusing on four key areas: education, employment, integration and security.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A new deal for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders in remote communities . /

by Hughes, Helen | Warin, Jenness.

Publisher: St Leonards, NSW The Centre for Independent Studies 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An assault on our future : the impact of violence on young people and their relationships /

by Flood, Michael | White Ribbon Foundation | Fergus, Lara.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. White Ribbon Foundation 2010Description: 53 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliography pp.43-50Summary: It is widely recognised that violence against women is a significant problem affecting as many as one in three women in Australia. This widespread violence has impacts more widely on families and communities throughout our society. This report examines how violence against women specifically affects children and young people. It looks at the nature of violence they experience in their homes and their own relationships, its impacts, and the priorities for action if efforts to prevent violence among, and protect, young people are to be successful.Availability: (1)

Avoid the harm : stay calm : report on the inquiry into the impact of violence on young Australians /

by Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing ommittee on Family,Community, Housing and Youth.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2010Description: xvi, 180 p.: ill.Other title: Avoid the harm : stay calm.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: While acknowledging that the survey is not statistically rigorous in terms of population sampling, on the basis of responses received it would appear that youth violence is an issue that concerns most young people. The majority of respondents have witnessed violence and believe that both the incidence and severity of physical violence is increasing. They mainly believe that it occurs between males, although a sizable proportion perceived that females were potentially involved, primarily as victims. Youth violence appears to be occurring across Australia in capital cities, regional centres and through to remote locations. Much of the violence is street or pub/club violence although school or workplace violence is also common. The respondents believe that alcohol and drugs and lack of respect for other people are the main reasons for violence. They believe that education programs are a way to minimise violent behaviour, but support for more police and harsher penalties for perpetrators also featured strongly. Limiting access to alcohol was also raised, but more in the context of the responsible serving of alcohol rather than increasing the legal age of drinking.Availability: (1)

Background paper to Time for action : the National Council's plan for Australia to reduce violence against women and their children, 2009-2021. /

by Australia. National Council to Reduce Violence Against Women and.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: 200 p. ; 30 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Companion volume to: Time for action : the National Council's plan for Australia to reduce violence against women and their children, 2009-2021 - 362.82920994 AUS The cost of violence against women and their children 362.82920994 AUS Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Boarding and Rooming House /

by Council to Homeless Persons.

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Building cultures of respect and non-violence : a review of literature concerning adult learning and violence prevention programs with men. /

by Dyson, Sue | Flood, Michael.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Health Promotion Foundation 2008Description: PDF.Notes: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation commonly known as VicHealth Victorian Health Promotion Foundation commonly known as VicHealthAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building inclusive cities : women's safety and the right to the city /

by Whitzman, Carolyn (ed.) | Legacy, Crystal (ed.) | Andrew, Caroline (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2012Description: xv, 216 p., [8] p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Building on a growing movement within developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe and North America, this book documents cutting edge practice and builds theory around a rights based approach to women's safety in the context of poverty reduction and social inclusion. Drawing upon two decades of research and grassroots action on safer cities for women and everyone, this book is about the right to an inclusive city. The first part of the book describes the challenges that women face regarding access to essential services, housing security, liveability and mobility. The second part of the book critically examines programs, projects and ideas that are working to make cities safer. Building Inclusive Cities takes a cross-cultural learning perspective from action research occurring throughout the world and translates this research into theoretical conceptualizations to inform the literature on planning and urban management in both developing and developed countries. This book is intended to inspire both thought and action. ; Contents: 1.Introduction: challenges, opportunities and tools / Crystal Legacy -- pt. I Challenges and opportunities -- 2.Gendered livelihoods and inclusive cities / Fran Klodawsky -- 3.Women's safety and everyday mobility / Carolyn Whitzman -- 4.Migrant women's safety: framing, policies, and practices / Elizabeth L. Sweet -- pt. II Interventions -- 5.Gender Inclusive Cities Programme: implementing change for women's safety / Kalpana Viswanath -- 6.I he role 01 partnerships in creating inclusive cities / Crystal Legacy -- 7.What it looks like when it's fixed: collaboration towardsa shared vision of city safety / Barbara Holtmann -- 8.Safe access to basic infrastructure: more than pipes and taps / Suneeta Dhar -- pt. III Tools -- 9.From gender mainstreaming to intersectionality: advances in achieving inclusive and safe cities / Yardena Tankel -- 10.Safer discursive space: artistic interventions and online action research / Melanie Lambrick -11.How do we evaluate the safety of women? / Margaret Shaw -- 12.Conclusion: women's safety and the right to the city / Kalpana ViswanathAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Coping with violence : a guide for human services. /

by Bowie, Vaughan.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Karibuni Press 1989Description: xii, 172 p.Notes: Semi-permanent loan to Family Relationships Team at EMC - borrowed in Max Broadway's name (Team manager @ June 2009)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Discussion with the Coolibah staff/public inquiry into public violence, 27 November 1990 /

by Gilley, Tim.

Publisher: 1990Description: 2 p.; 2 p.; 3 p. (7 p.).Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

DV-alert program evaluation /

by Bond, Megan | Roberts Evaluation | Simons, Patrick.

Publisher: Roberts Evaluation Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2013 Includes bibliographic references p. 61 Prepared for Lifeline AustraliaSummary: DV-alert is a national training program delivered by Lifeline Australia in response to the issue of domestic and family violence (DFV). The program commenced in 2011 with funding for two years from the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) through its Program Gender Equality for Women. Since 2011, The DV-alert program has expanded and evolved over its two years of operation. The aim of the DV-alert program is to improve the awareness and skills of frontline health and allied health workers to recognise, respond and refer DFV issues. The program is delivered throughout Australia through face-to-face training workshops and an online e-learning format. The program has developed two training streams: a mainstream workshop targeting all frontline health and allied health workers, and an Indigenous stream workshop that specifically targets health and allied health workers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) communities. The mainstream training workshops can also be tailored and delivered to organisations to meet their specific needs. Additionally, the DV-alert is also delivered online and via short-duration awareness sessions.Availability: (1)

Gender impact assessment : climate change /

by Quinn, Karolyne.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Womens Health Victoria 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Gender-based violence : emerging issues in programs serving displaced populations /

by Vann, Beth | GBV Global Technical Support Project.

Publisher: Arlington, Virginia Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium 2002Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2002Summary: "Sexual violence perpetrated by wartime combatants is an age-old phenomenon. Today, however, there is also evidence of sexual exploitation, domestic violence, and other forms of GBV in populations affected by armed conflict. Although few hard numbers are available, news of the toll wrought is increasingly surfacing not only in anecdotal evidence-reports from victims, health-care professionals, and compatriots' but from the studies now being conducted by WHO, RHRC, CDC, and others to identify the magnitude and depth of the problem in some settings."Availability: (1)

Give a clear message /

by D'Aprano, Mary.

Publisher: 1991Description: 2p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Published in 1991 proceedings of conference of the same title. Mary D'Aprano was a worker at the BSL's Fitzroy Material Aid Service.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Handbook for coordinating gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian settings /

by Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility Working Group.

Publisher: n.p. Gender-Based Violence Network 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Appendices : pp. 127-334Summary: The Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings (nicknamed the GBV Coordination Handbook) has been produced by the global GBV AoR Working Group as a quick reference tool for all individuals and agencies involved in GBV programming and coordination in humanitarian/emergency settings.Availability: (1)

Identity and violence : the illusion of destiny /

by Sen, Amartya.

Publisher: New York ; London W. W. Norton & Co. 2006Description: xx, 215 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: The violence of illusion -- Making sense of identity -- Civilizational confinement -- Religious affiliations and Muslim history -- West and anti-west -- Culture and captivity -- Globalization and voice -- Multiculturalism and freedom -- Freedom to thinkSummary: "Sen argues in this book that conflict and violence are sustained today, no less than in the past, by the illusion of a unique identity. Indeed, the world is increasingly taken to be a federation of religions (or of "cultures" or "civilizations"), ignoring the relevance of other ways in which people see themselves, involving class, gender, profession, language, literature, science, music, morals, or politics. Global attempts to stop such violence are also handicapped by the conceptual disarray generated by the presumption of singular and choiceless identity. When relations among different human beings are identified with a "clash of civilizations," or alternatively, with "amity among civilizations," human beings are miniaturized and deposited into little boxes." "Through his investigation of such diverse subjects as multiculturalism, postcolonialism, fundamentalism, terrorism, and globalization, Sen brings out the need for a clearheaded understanding of human freedom and the effectiveness of constructive public voice in global civil society. The world, Sen shows, can be made to move toward peace as firmly as it has recently spiraled toward violence and war." -- BOOK JACKET.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

It all starts at home : male adolescent violence to mothers. /

by Howard, Jo | Rottem, Naomi.

Publisher: St. Kilda, Vic. Inner South Community Health Service 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:54:10 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "This research report examines male adolescents abuse and violence to their sole parent mothers, by gathering qualitative data from ten women with culturally diverse backgrounds. The report recommends that male adolescent violence should be recognised as a form of family violence and as a possible precursor of adult violence towards women." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Men's places : literature review /

by Arney, Fiona | Westby, Mark.

Publisher: Darwin, N.T. Menzies School of Health Research 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: January 2012. Includes bibliographical references and Appendix.Summary: "This literature review examined the prevention of and response to family violence, and focused on the engagement of Indigenous men in remote communities. This report included information on: ; engagement ; barriers to engaging men ; service paradigms ; social exclusion ; changing the orientation of services to engage and support men ; exploring the potential role of a men's space. ; The report highlighted the: ; need to work with Indigenous men ; limitations of mainstream law and order approaches to family violence ; lack of an evidence base for community-based approaches to family violence ; need to use models which represent men's attitudes to violence, health, service delivery and changes to behavior."--Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract.Availability: (1)

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