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CFBS-Forensicare Annual Research Report 2020-2021

The CFBS-Forensicare Annual Research Report 2020-2021 is now available. The Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) is a partnership between Forensicare and Swinburne University of Technology and is Australasia’s leading centre for excellence in the areas of forensic mental health and forensic behavioural science research, teaching and practice development. Highlights from the report include: a record 86 academic outputs including 57 peer reviewed articles (plus 13 more in press), two books and six book chapters (eight in press)21 industry research reports and service evaluationsmore than 2,200 citations in scholarly [...]

Annual Report 2020-21

The Forensicare Annual Report 2020-21 was recently tabled in Victorian Parliament. The annual report provides an overview of the financial, operational and strategic outcomes at Forensicare during the 2020-21 financial year. During another period overwhelmingly affected by COVID-19, where we experienced our longest lockdown, ongoing restrictions and considerable uncertainty, it is striking to see what has been achieved. To note: Our Strategic Plan 2021-26 was developed and finalised after extensive consultation with staff, executive, the board, as well as consumers, [...]

Announcing our Strategic Plan 2021-26

Forensicare is proud to announce the launch of our Strategic Plan 2021-26. The next five years will be a period of exciting growth and development at Forensicare, and the Strategic Plan 2021-26 clearly details our purpose, vision, objectives and priorities, outlining a roadmap for how we move forward as an organisation. Watch the video to learn more about our Strategic Plan 2021-26. The Strategic Plan 2021-26 is the result of hard work by many people. We consulted widely with staff, executive, [...]

Australiasian Forensic Occupational Therapy Forum 2021

On World Occupational Therapy Day, Forensicare’s occupational therapy team are supporting the facilitation of a free online forensic occupational therapy forum. With the theme of “Transitions”, the forum will explore the role occupational therapists play in supporting consumers to transition to less restrictive environments.

Dr. Nina Papalia secures funding to understand impact of child maltreatment on future re-victimisation and offending.

Dr. Nina Papalia has been awarded a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) fellowship to examine the impact of experiences of abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence in childhood on future criminal justice system involvement.

Creating pathways for students to forensic mental health

Forensicare has initiated the Allied Health Pre-Qualifiication Program to attract soon-to-be-qualified students to a career in forensic mental health. Soon we will welcome six final year universty students enrolled in social work, occupational therapy and psychology to our service.

CFBS awarded research grant to help identify patients at risk of self-harm

am at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science (CFBS) have been awarded a grant to commence a new research project to examine whether a risk assessment instrument – developed to help nurses identify patients at risk of imminent aggression – can be adapted to help identify people who may be at risk of deliberate self-harm.