WRAP Around Families Experiencing Adolescent violence in the home (AVITH) – Towards a Collaborative Service Response

  • Campbell, Elena (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Meyer, Silke (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Ellard, Riley (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • McCann, Beth (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Gibson, Madeline (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Garay, Axel (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Field, Karen (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

WRAP Around Families Experiencing AVITH – Towards a Collaborative Service Response will examine an emerging service response to adolescent violence in the home (AVITH) with the aim of developing a framework for holistic, evidence-based practice. The ‘WRAP’ Around, or ‘Whole-of-family Responses to AVITH Program design’, research will identify and track support needs within families experiencing AVITH who present to a suite of community-based services.
Data collection and analysis will aim to understand the points at which families present to services; engagement with other supports prior to experiencing AVITH; prevalence of co-occurring needs; the extent to which mothers and children have received support to recover from prior experiences of trauma and violence; and the under-examined needs of siblings exposed to and experiencing AVITH.
The project will also track and understand the extent to which these issues are appearing across families from culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTIQ+ and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, given the wide-ranging catchment and referral pathways into supports offered by the community provider participating in the research, drummond street services (ds).

This application is led externally by RMIT (Centre for Innovative Justice).
Short titleWRAP Around Families Experiencing AVITH
Effective start/end date1/02/2115/12/21


  • adolescent family violence
  • domestic violence
  • young people
  • whole-of-family
  • Interventions
  • youth mental health
  • prevention