We have to stop child sexual abuse before it happens
A University of Melbourne expert says the shorter sentences handed down for child sexual abuse in Australia tells us the system isn’t working and has to change
The legacy of maltreatment on the brain
New University of Melbourne research into childhood maltreatment looks at why brain development may be derailed during the ‘sensitive’ adolescent period.
We’ve lost the wisdom of Solomon
The legal presumption of shared care between parents is putting women and children in danger; a University of Melbourne expert says the law needs to change.
The uncomfortable truth about child sexual abuse
Despite the headlines, perpetrators of child sexual abuse are most likely to be close to the family, says University of Melbourne and Deakin University experts.
Supporting men to end family violence
To tackle family violence and domestic abuse, we need to help men change their behaviour, as well as keep women safe, say University of Melbourne experts.
A teacher’s pet or a victim of sexual abuse?
The Teacher's Pet podcast examines issues like domestic and sex abuse, but according to a University of Melbourne expert, the words we use are important.
Children speak out on family violence
University of Melbourne researcher interviews children and young people whose fathers use violence and finds they want to be heard and to make a difference
Children entitled to a life where their rights are protected
The graphic scenes at the Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre are yet another example of the appalling history of institutional child abuse in Australia.