WRAP around families experiencing adolescent violence in the home (AVITH): Towards a collaborative service response
The “Whole-of-family Responses to AVITH Program (WRAP) around families experiencing AVITH” (the WRAP Around project) aims to develop a framework for holistic, evidence-based and collaborative practice.
The ANROWS funded project builds directly on the PIPA project. The research will identify and track support needs of families from marginalised populations who may be experiencing AVITH amid a range of co-occurring issues.
Research shows that the majority of existing interventions focus primarily on AVITH, without an opportunity to respond to the complexity across families. Little is known about prior service support, impacts on siblings or the extent to which addressing women’s experiences of intimate partner violence may mitigate the emergence of AVITH. This project will fill a gap in evidence and future practice, supporting the development of a whole-of-family, collaborative practice framework which services across Australia can employ.
Capturing data across family ecosystems, the WRAP Around project will provide new evidence to support the development of interventions which can address all family members. This includes the development of a whole-of-family, collaborative practice framework which can be adopted by services responses around Australia.