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‘Let’s avoid reinventing the wheel’: using IKT to advance knowledge translation of a domestic violence research network

Addressing domestic violence is not like some public health strategies that can be addressed with a straight-forward prevention strategy. Although there are well over sixty different models of knowledge translation (KT) in the literature, a recent review of KT found the voices of survivors and diverse populations were often absent in KT examples.…

Our common purpose for new policies and laws: biology is the gradient that unifies us

A couple of years ago my (Widman’s) son – who is autistic – was going to Sweden to visit family. My nephew, who is deaf, rejected getting together with my son because, after all, my son is not fluent in sign language. My nephew felt that he and my son would not have much in common nor a way to communicate, although as young kids, they were close and found a way to communicate anyway. …

We can make better evidence for social policy by seeing participation differently

Early intervention and prevention are ideas so sound in theory that no-one would ever disagree with promoting them. Of course it is better to prevent a problem than wait until it occurs before doing something about it! Equally, better protection for women and children who are especially vulnerable to domestic and family violence is also unanimously supported. So why is violence prevention for women and children with disability so hard to achieve? …


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