Domestic and family violence

Violence poses a significant risk to health and wellbeing. Women who have been exposed to violence have a greater risk of developing a range of health problems, including stress, anxiety, depression, pain syndromes, phobias and somatic and medical symptoms. They are more likely to report poorer physical health overall and to engage in practices that are harmful to their health. Family violence is a factor in many child protection cases and children are present in many cases of family violence. Exposure to violence in the family increases children’s risk of mental health, behavioural and learning difficulties in the short term.

Policy Paper Violence Prevention
Published: Nov 2009
This policy paper outlines QCOSS' policy position in relation to the prevention of violence and explores the effects that domestic and family violence has on Queensland as a whole and in particular those suffering poverty and disadvantage. It concludes by making recommendations for addressing the problem.
Submission Submission from the Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group
Published: Dec 2014
A submission was forwarded to the Premier's Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence from the Queensland Accessing Interpreters Working Group convened by QCOSS.
Submission December 2008, Queensland Government strategy to target domestic and family violence
Published: Dec 2009
This submission outlines our recommendations for the development of a state family and domestic violence strategy according to the five areas of action detailed in the consultation paper.