Researching Abuse and ViolencE in primary care (RAVE program)
The RAVE Program is composed of a team of primary care researchers working across the following areas: family violence (or intimate partner violence), child abuse, unwanted sexual encounters, abuse and resilience, sexual harassment, abuse in same-sex relationships and workplace violence. The overall goal of the Program is to improve the health and wellbeing of women, children, families and communities through addressing problems of abuse and violence through primary care.
The Program’s objectives are:
- To explore the nature of the problem including the definition, prevalence and natural history of abuse and violence across the lifecycle;
- To understand the physical and psychological consequences of abuse and violence for families attending general practice;
- To explore the experiences of abuse and violence among the primary care workforce;
- To develop and evaluate innovative educational interventions for primary care workers at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
- To develop and test screening, early intervention and therapeutic/secondary interventions to assist families where abuse and violence is occurring;
- To promote knowledge exchange and provide research evidence to inform policy and practice.
The RAVE program of research focuses on three main areas:
- Definition, prevalence and natural history of abuse and violence in primary care;
- Health consequences of abuse and violence in primary care;
- Screening and interventions for intimate partner abuse and other forms of violence in health care settings to inform policy and practice.
For further details on the RAVE Program, please follow the links below: