Are we actually doing more for families affected by family and domestic violence?
Recently, a big Australian study told us that families affected by physical and emotional abuse were much more likely to approach services such as counselling, mediation and Family Dispute Resolution, confirming how families “at the complex end of the spectrum” rely on such services.
But what happens after these families approach services? Does the presence of family and domestic violence (FDV) make a difference to service response, or is it just business as usual? Do we as service providers actually do more for these families?