Relationships Australia 2016 - 2017 Annual Report 1 - Page 36

FOCUS ON FAMILY SAFETY AND WELLBEING Identifying and addressing family and domestic violence continues to be a central focus of our work. Analysis of self reports by 10,034 clients affected by family separation showed that: 54% of parents said their school- aged children had seen very angry disagreements or violence at home 52% of parents said their baby or toddler had witnessed violence or angry disagreements in the home 31% of clients called for police due to the other parent’s behaviour 8% of clients had a current intervention order protecting them 32 Relationships Australia SA Annual Report 2016 -2017 This data came from Family Law DOORS, our risk screening system administered universally to every client entering a RASA service in 2016-2017. For more info about DOORS, visit www.familydoors.com In 2016-17 our Specialised Family Violence Services engaged 259 clients in individual and group settings across the northern metropolitan and Riverland regions. This important work was undertaken by a highly dedicated service team guided by Practice Manager David Tully. David specialises in working therapeutically with male perpetrators of violence and has a strong focus on building this capacity and skills across the agency. The Australian Institute of Social Relations continues to deliver professional online training for the helping professions, including family law practitioners, counsellors, psychologists and social workers. AVERT Family Violence has free and paid courses at www.avertfamilyviolence.com.au Learn about the Family DOORS – a universal screening framework at www.familydoors.com (McIntosh 2012). For client support, please visit www.rasa.org.au/services/fdv Success Indicator: Client safety is enhanced.