Publications

Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse produces a wide variety of publications available online and by subscription. You can catch up on news through the Newsletter, access papers by Clearinghouse and external writers, access critical research, conference and seminar papers and other publications.


A number of publication categories is listed below. By using your mouse to click on each category (eg Newsletters) or by using the link for the Clearing House you can obtain the information about the full list of publications. The Clearing house link is: www.austdvclearinghouse.unsw.edu.au/publications.html <<<

The Clearinghouse Home page <<< also has the link to a major new publication on Domestic Violence, disability and women from a non English-speaking background. There is also a link to Indigenous resources.

>>> Newsletters <<< 
Published four times a year, Clearinghouse Newsletters feature legislation and policies, practice notes, new publications, research findings, issues in good practice as well as forthcoming seminars and conferences.

>>> Topic papers <<<
The Clearinghouse produces Topic Papers on specific issues related to domestic and family violence. Clearinghouse Topic Papers are only available online.

>>> Issues papers <<< 
Published four times a year, Clearinghouse Issues Papers provide a detailed analysis of specific issues of concern to those working and researching in the field of domestic and family violence.

>>> Research reports <<<
The Clearinghouse publishes occasional research reports. These present findings of research on domestic and family violence undertaken by Clearinghouse staff and other researchers.

>>> Submissions from the Clearinghouse <<<
The Clearinghouse makes submissions to contribute to the development of policy and review of legislation around Australia. These are available for your information and reference.

>>> Stakeholder papers <<<
In 2007, the Clearinghouse introduced its series of Stakeholder Papers.These papers provide a snapshot of specific issues of concern to those working and researching in the field of domestic and family violence.

>>> Special collections <<<
The Clearinghouse has produced a series of special collections on issues of domestic and family violence and health; refugees and domestic and family violence; Indigenous peoples' experiences of and responses to domestic and family violence and domestic and family violence and disability.

>>> Conference proceedings seminars and workshop presentations <<<
The Clearinghouse supports the dissemination of information and research in the sector, and includes on its website papers from conferences, seminars and workshops.

>>> Other publications, responses and presentations <<<
The Clearinghouse occasionally publishes other types of publications and work of external authors. This page includes the 'Send Violence Packing' storybook.

Our Kids: Stay Safe, Stay Strong
NSW Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council has produced a book to help professionals working with Aboriginal children and families. This is Our Kids: Stay Safe, Stay Strong Children's Activity Book. A copy is on this website (Attachment 50) but you can find out more through the link www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/ajac <<<

Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA)
The Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA) has been developed to improve access to current information on sexual assault in order to assist policymakers and others interested in this area to develop evidence-based strategies that respond to, and ultimately reduce, the incidence of sexual assault. The emphasis of the Centre is on all forms of sexual assault; particularly the sexual assault of women and girls over fifteen years of age (the most commonly reported victims); and adult survivors of child sexual assault.


Print copies of ACSSA publications are available free by Contacting ACSSA. The link for ACSSA is: www.aifs.gov.au/acssa/about.html <<<


A number of publication categories are listed below. By using your mouse to click on each category (eg Aware: ACSSA Newsletter) or by using the link for ACSSA you can obtain the information about the full list of publications.

>>> Aware: ACSSA Newsletter <<< A quarterly newsletter that provides updates on the latest developments in policy, practice and research in the field of sexual assault. Along with articles and contributions on significant topical issues it includes news, interviews, reviews, service profiles and recent literature highlights.

>>> ACSSA Wrap <<< A resource that informs those working in the field of sexual assault about the latest practice and policy information. Each Wrap provides a concise and easy-to-read overview of a key issue in responding to and preventing sexual assault, using reliable statistic and current research. Wraps are published twice a year.

>>> ACSSA Issues <<< Bi-annual, single-topic publications that offer in-depth analysis of emerging issues in, and responses to, sexual assault.

>>> ACSSA alert <<< Monthly, electronic news keeping you up-to-date with "what's new" at the Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault and in the field of adult sexual assault.

>>> ACSSA Briefings <<< Five single-issue reports on key issues in sexual assault, including prevalence and disclosure, drug and alcohol facilitated sexual assault, sexual assault and family violence in rural and indigenous communities and trafficking in women for sexual exploitation. Please note: Briefing papers have been discontinued and replaced with ACSSA Wrap.

>>> Presentations <<< Presentations at events and conferences

help and support

Domestic and Family Violence is a crime. There is no excuse for violence. If you or someone you know is a victim of violence or abuse, there is help available. If you are in immediate danger (if your life or your childrenĀ“s life is being threatened) call 000 (triple zero) and ask for the police or for other help ring the Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63 from anywhere in NSW, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Translators are available.