Views of mums about involving children in DV-related research

Research output: Other contribution to conferenceAbstract


Mothers with experiences of domestic violence had prevailing fears about children’s participation in domestic violence research. While they understood the benefits for service provision, they were fearful about the consequences, particularly if the perpetrator of the violence found out about the research. Mothers were fearful that children’s research participation could have implications for legal proceedings, and lead to the involvement of child protection and mental health services in their lives. Secrets about the real domestic violence might be revealed and children could be re-traumatised. Domestic violence research with children must ensure the highest level of safeguarding before mothers would consider consenting to children’s research participation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2022
EventAIC 2022 - Hyatt Hotel, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 31 Oct 202202 Nov 2022 (Program)


ConferenceAIC 2022
OtherThe Australian Institute of Criminology is proud to present AIC 2022, being held on Ngunnawal Country at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra from 31 October - 2 November. AIC 2022 will bring together policy-makers, practitioners and academics working in the crime and justice sector to discuss contemporary issues affecting Australia.

Our dynamic conference program covers policy-relevant topics that include Indigenous justice, violent extremism, online sexual exploitation of children, domestic and family violence, sexual violence, cybercrime, organised crime, homicide and economic crime.

Tickets to AIC 2022 include attendance at the 2022 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards.

We will be live streaming the session 1 stream from the plenary room and the Indigenous Justice Forum (the session 2 and session 3 streams from conference rooms 2 and 3 will not be live streamed)
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