Inquiry into the impact of violence on young Australians
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family, Community, Housing and Youth.
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In this submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family, Community, Housing and Youth, we have drawn attention to some research data and resources held at the institute about the impact of violence on young Australians, attitudes towards violence in the community and the relationship between violence and child maltreatment. The research shows that although violence among young people is a frequent occurrence, there are several prevention strategies available to assist in preventing future violence and for supporting young people who may have experienced violence, either in by family, peers or those known to the young person as well as from strangers in public places.