Responding to conflict and violence in teen partner relationships in Tasmania
This research project investigated the experiences of young Tasmanians who had been abused by a partner when under the age of 18.
It is the first Tasmanian research of its kind and one of few studies nationally.
The aim of the project was to:
- understand the prevalence and nature of child intimate partner abuse (IPA) in Tasmania
- understand the support and service needs of child victims of IPA in Tasmania
- describe current responses to child victims of IPA
I don’t think I had any idea that anything that was happening was avoidable. I thought at that point that that’s just how it is, and that’s what life is like. I thought other people just coped with it better and I just wasn’t trying hard enough. (Hazel)