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Army supports men's violence research project

Army supports men's violence research project

Army supports men's violence research project

13 June 2016

The Salvation Army in Tasmania, through its Safe from the Start project, has partnered with the University of Tasmania to conduct a research study titled: “How can we increase men’s awareness that family violence has a harmful effect on their children?”

This research, conducted by Dr Peter Lucas, Research Fellow, School of Health Sciences, commenced in mid-2015 and aims to identify evidence-based resources being used in men’s behaviour-change programs and other similar groups to increase men’s awareness about the possible harms that exposure to family and domestic violence can have on children. The intention is to develop a best-practice education module, based on these resources, which could be used in a variety of settings. 

The final project report, launched last month, includes 35 recommendations relating to four key themes: awareness raising, program content and delivery, resourcing, and ongoing research. A proposal for an action research project to trial new training strategies and resources has been lodged.

Safe from the Start is an early intervention, evidence-based project that aims to raise awareness of the effects on children aged from birth to five years who witness family violence and abuse. In Australia, more than 1000 workers have attended training and more than 750 resource kits have been distributed throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore and the United Kingdom. For more information, go to


  1. I am interested in the project. I would very much like to talk with someone about it. I live in Tasmania about ten minutes from the University

  2. @Martin A Howell:
    Hi Martin, if you go to this website - - and scroll to the bottom of the page you will find contact details for Nell Kuilenberg. She will be able to give you more information about the project. Thanks for your interest in this story. The Pipeline team.

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