Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence

Led by Kelsey Hegarty, the Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence is officially underway. The aim is to make all families safer by generating evidence-based knowledge to assist services to identify violence early and tailor effective responses.

The CRE team is a national and international collaboration comprising researchers, families and communities, policy-makers, practitioners community organisations and health, family and women's services.

The CRE explores the health effects of, and health sector responses to intimate partner violence and supports the capacity for continuing research.

With respect for the diversity of Australian families, their work focuses on early intervention with children, young people and their parents, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and men who use violence in their relationships.