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AIFS Webinar: Supporting children and young people bereaved by domestic homicide

Presenters: Professor Eva Alisic, Kathryn Joy, Dr Joe Tucci and Dr Rachel Carson

Date & time: Wednesday 13 September 2023, 1:00 – 2:00PM (AEST).


The murder of a child’s parent in the context of domestic violence is a traumatic experience that has immediate and long-term effects on a child’s social, emotional and cognitive development. Children and young people may experience ongoing distress, safety concerns and family conflict. Many also face the loss of the perpetrator parent.

Although supporting these children and young people is critical, there are no evidence-based guidelines to determine who is best placed to care for them or how. Decisions about their lives are often made by family, the police, child protection and other professionals with little input from the children themselves.
The voices of these survivors – as children and as adults – are crucial to developing a greater understanding of their experiences in relation to living arrangements, family and peer relationships and wellbeing.

This webinar will help you:
• understand the prevalence and impact of domestic homicide on children and young people, including their experiences of trauma and bereavement
• understand the importance of giving children and young people a voice in decisions about their lives
• develop insight into the key considerations for practitioners and services when working with individuals and families impacted by domestic homicide (including navigating short- and long-term impacts)
• develop insight into how to better support individuals and families impacted by domestic homicide.
The webinar will interest those working in child and family services, child protection, family law, health and education.

While questions can be asked on the day, we encourage you to send through questions for our presenters in advance in the registration form.



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