Violence Prevention Australia developed the In Safe Hands package for primary care and wellbeing practitioners with support from the RDAQ Foundation.

The resources teaches practitioners how to start the difficult conversations around family violence and violence against women and children, gently, safely and effectively.

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The Period of PURPLE Crying

Violence Prevention Australia supports The National Centre on Shaken Baby Syndrome which is committed to prevent shaken baby syndrome and promote the wellbeing of infants through the development and implementation of programs, policy and research and to support and educate families, caregivers and professionals.

The Period of PURPLE Crying is designed and approved by paediatricians, public health nurses, child development experts and parents.

The program materials are:

  • Educational, attractive and relevant to all parents of new-borns

  • Relevant for all parents while emphasizing the dangers of shaking a baby

  • Clear, memorable, and meaningful with a positive message

  • Presented at a grade 3 language level

  • Representative of multicultural and ethnic backgrounds

  • Acceptable to public health nurses; no bottles or blankets


The C-10

The C‐10 is a model for use in primary care to encourage the prevention of violence. The C-10 evolved from many years of clinical practice and brings together literature from divergent fields.

The C‐10 was created to address a significant gap in the suite of violence prevention efforts with all people at risk of using violence prior to any event.

The model is a free resource for clinical practitioners. It has been developed and used in time and resource poor settings with General Practitioners (GPs), nurses, allied health and wellbeing workers.

The tool includes a conversation template and a take‐home framework to allow individuals to reflect, anticipate and modify their responses to problems—to make deliberate choices to avoid violence in their actions.


Dr Bill's TEDx Talk

Listen to Bill's thoughts on violence prevention and experience in the field.


Resources on Reproductive Coercion

Violence Prevention Australia supports efforts to prevent reproductive coercive abuse.

The following links provide background on this growing field of concern and we believe that young women are particularly vulnerable to the intersections of partner, family and community coercions in their reproductive careers. 

We believe that this is an area that needs a thorough conversation.  We hope these resources can stimulate that discussion.

Pregnant Woman in Nature