Young, In Love and In Danger*

Responding to conflict and violence in teen partner relationships in Tasmania

Children and young people in Tasmania need to be kept safe from all types of abuse. Respectful relationships are at the heart of this.

This research project is investigating the experiences of children and young people who have been abused by a partner (i.e. boyfriend/girlfriend) when under the age of 18.

The project hopes to contribute to policies, legislation and services to prevent abuse and better support children and young people who have experienced intimate partner abuse (IPA).

*Previously known as ‘Fired Up’

The project

The Young, In Love and In Danger project seeks to answer the question:

How do children in Tasmania recognise and respond to abuse in their relationships?

The aim of the project is to:

  • understand the prevalence and nature of child IPA in Tasmania
  • understand the support and service needs of child victims of IPA in Tasmania
  • describe current responses to child victims of IPA in Tasmania.

Ethics

The project has been approved by the University of Tasmania’s Human Research Ethics Committee, Project ID 24940.

If you have a complaint about how this research is being conducted contact the Research Integrity and Ethics Unit by email: human.ethics@utas.edu.au or phone: (03) 6226 6254.

If you have a complaint to make about any other matter relating to the project, please contact: Bronwen Hayes, on email B.Hayes@anglicare-tas.org.au.

Download the Research Brief

If you would like to download the Young, In Love and In Danger research brief, please click the link below.

Young, In Love and In Danger Research Brief