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  1. 26 November 2023 - Health & Medicine

    “That weird kid without parents”

    University of Melbourne research says losing a parent through domestic homicide can change a child’s self-understanding in isolating ways.

  2. 26 November 2023 - Health & Medicine

    A child’s right to be heard

    University of Melbourne research finds after a parent is killed due to domestic violence, children aren’t given enough opportunity to express their opinions.

  3. 26 November 2023 - Health & Wellbeing

    The power of stories to rebel against a taboo

    Claiming control over your own story is a step towards healing after losing a parent due to domestic homicide, say University of Melbourne researchers.

  4. 26 November 2023 - Health & Medicine

    A stable place in a time of turmoil

    Schools can be the only stable environment in the lives of children affected by the tragedy of fatal domestic violence, say University of Melbourne experts.

  5. 26 November 2023 - Health & Medicine

    When ‘home’ is taken away

    University of Melbourne research says the concept of what ‘home’ is fundamentally shifts after a child loses a parent to domestic homicide.

  6. 26 November 2023 - Health & Medicine

    Don’t look away

    Children bereaved by domestic homicide deserve support and advocacy, not silence and stigma, says University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 26 November 2023 - Health & Medicine

    Losing a parent to domestic homicide – and everything that’s wrong with this headline

    The words we use to describe how children are impacted domestic homicide are important – and it’s time to be honest, say University of Melbourne research.

  8. 26 November 2023 - Health & Medicine

    A little rhino beetle tells a story

    The artwork in this University of Melbourne series on domestic homicide has its own story, using an Australian rhino beetle to show metamorphosis and recovery.

  9. 3 May 2023 - Health & Wellbeing

    It’s time to ban corporal punishment of kids in Australia

    Children have the right to be safe from violence – Australia’s corporal punishment legislation needs to catch up, says University of Melbourne expert.

  10. 30 March 2023 - Health & Wellbeing

    How digital devices can become weapons in our relationships

    Technology-facilitated abuse in relationships (TAR) weaponises digital devices; we must engage with perpetrators to stop it, say University of Melbourne experts