COVID-19 changed patterns of domestic and family violence, presented new barriers to service use, and prompted rapid changes in models of service delivery and client engagement. In this presentation we firstly discuss how stay-at-home orders and limits to social interaction heightened the risks of intimate partner violence, especially coercive control. Second, we examine practitioners’ experiences of rapidly adjusting service models as physical distancing requirements triggered expanded use of phone, email, video calls and messaging, and many face-to-face interventions temporarily ceased.
Join kylie valentine, Natasha Cortis & Ciara Smyth from the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre with Delia Donovan, CEO at Domestic Violence NSW and Jan Breckenridge, Co-Convener of the UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network.
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