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This webinar series addresses family violence as an increasingly prevalent issue arising in specialist and general psychological practice settings, and in psychological research. It is a factor that has relevance for forensic populations, couple therapy, assessments for court, and the psychological wellbeing of countless children and adults. It may be enacted differently within diverse cultural, linguistic and community contexts. The prevalence of this issue with its impact on the profession of psychology specifically and society generally has become increasingly apparent with skyrocketing reports to police and burgeoning demand for services. There is clear evidence experiencing violence in the home is a major contributor to the burden of disease for both women and men, with a family violence-related murder in Australia occurring on average at least weekly and with an estimated one million Australian children having witnessed violence at home.