What is it about?

The study examined a rural community's knowledge of family violence services, their help seeking behaviour for family violence, the perceived barriers and enabling factors to accessing family violence services and their expectations of family violence support provided by the local health service.

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Why is it important?

The study examined community members' knowledge of family violence services, help seeking behaviour for family violence, the perceived barriers and enabling factors to accessing family violence services and community members' expectations of family violence support provided by local health services.

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I believe the study provides useful learnings for rural health services and other local support services around their role in providing support for family violence and how they offer that support. There are a number of areas where follow on research is possible, especially around concepts of safety and how services might provide a range of options for clients / patients to reach out for support. Hope you find it interesting.

Mr Peter Kelly
Colac Area Health

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This page is a summary of: Examining a rural Victorian community's knowledge and help seeking behaviour for family violence and the role of the local public health service, Australian Journal of Rural Health, June 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12887.
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