Hidden Voices Research Project

This research project is focused on children and young people (aged 9 to 24)’s experiences of living with and/or exposure to coercive control, intimate abuse and family violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities in WA.

The research aims to provide new insights into the nature and prevalence of young people’s exposure to intimate abuse and family violence and the impacts of the exposure, and how we as a community can better respond to their needs. It also aims to give voice to culturally diverse young people’s stories and experiences of resistance, survival and resilience through intimate abuse and family violence. The project has two components – an online survey and a book project.

What is the study about?

Hidden Voices survey is the first focused study of the impact of children and young people’s experiences and exposure to domestic and family violence (DFV) in Western Australia. Participation involves completing an online survey, with the option to further share your story in an in-person interview with Dr Marilyn Metta.