Australian National Committee on Violence : D) Health Recommendations
1. The Australian National Committee on Violence made 138 specific
recommendations for the reduction of violence. These included:
5. Government should undertake a national multi-media public awareness
campaign conveying the message that violence is not acceptable.
9. Education for parenthood should be incorporated in hospitals as part
of classes associated with childbirth. Support services for all parents
should be available after the birth of a child.
10. Health authorities should co-operate in devising a pilot post-natal
screening and intervention programme for child abuse risk.
11. Effective parent management training programmes should be initiated to
control aggressive behaviour in children.
14. Health and welfare professionals should be trained in the recognition,
treatment, counselling and support of victims of violence, especially
domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
17. Funding for community education programmes relating to domestic
violence, sexual assault and child abuse should be increased.
18. Preventative programmes such as counselling for violent men should be
21. A national campaign for the prevention of child abuse should be
22. A national research centre on child abuse should be established by the
28. Each state should establish a free hotline for parents to call for
support and advice on dealing with children.
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