Jan Breckenridge

Acting Head of School, School of Social Sciences and Co-Convener, Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN)
Associate Professor, Bachelor of Social Studies (Hons) Sydney University , PhD UNSW School of Social Sciences

Jan Breckenridge is an Associate Professor and Acting Head of the School of Social Sciences, and the Co-Convener of the UNSW Gendered Violence Research Network, UNSW.  Jan’s research is oriented towards maximum impact in innovative social policy development, service provision and outcome measurement of effectiveness. Jan leads an evidence informed knowledge-exchange stream ‘Gendered Violence and Organisations’ which provides expert advice to government, private and third sector organisations on best practice policies and organisational response to employees and the management of customers affected by domestic and family violence, sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Publications

Books
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Ralfs C; Cunningham J; Jennings K; Breckenridge JM; Carden P, 2004, Point of Contact - Training Programs - Book 2, Original, Federal Government, Adelaid,e, S.A.
2004
Ralfs C; Cunningham J; Jennings K; Breckenridge JM; Carden P, 2004, Point of Contact - How to Use the Point of Contact - Training Resource - Book 1, 1, Federal Government, Adelaide, S.A.
2004
Ralfs C; Cunningham J; Jennings K; Breckenridge JM; Carden P, 2004, Point of Contact - Resource List Book 11, 1, Federal Government, Adelaide
2004
Ralfs C; Cunningham J; Jennings K; Breckenridge JM; Carden P, 2004, Point of Contact - Family and Domestic Violence: An Overview. Book 4, 1, Federal Government, Adelaide
2004
Ralfs C; Cunningham J; Jennings K; Breckenridge JM; Carden P, 2004, Point of Contact - Frontline Response Framework. Book 3, 1, Federal Government, Adelaide
2004
Ralfs C; Breckenridge JM, 2004, Point of Contact - Evaluation Report, 1, Federal Government, Adelaide
2004
Ralfs C; Breckenridge JM, 2004, Point of Contact - Frontline Response Framework PADV Stage One, 1, Federal Government, Adelaide
2004
Ralfs C; Cunningham J; Jennings K; Breckenridge JM; Carden P, 2004, Point of Contact - Values Exercises Book 10, Original, Federal Government, Adelaide, S.A.
2004
Book Chapters
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James KM; Breckenridge J; Braaf R; Barrett Meyering I, 2014, 'Responding to Domestic Violence in the Wake of Disasters: Exploring the Workers Perceptions of the Effects of Cyclone Yasi on Women', in Roeder LW (ed.), Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies: Risks and Risk Reduction, edn. Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century, Springer, New York, pp. 113 - 124,
2014
James KM; Breckenridge J; Sety M, 2014, 'Understanding the risk of domestic violence during and post natural disasters: Literature Review', in Roeder LW (ed.), Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies, edn. Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century, Springer, New York, pp. 99 - 112,
2014
Breckenridge JM; Shaw E, 2014, 'The “Mother” in Attachment Theory and Attachment Informed Psychotherapy: How Being Pregnant and Becoming a Mother Impacts the Therapy Relationship', in Bueskins P (ed.), Mothering and Psychotherapy: Clinical, Sociological and Feminist Perspectives, Demeter Press, Ontario Canada, pp. 113 - 135
2014
Breckenridge JM; Braaf R; Barrett-Meyering I, 2014, 'Responding to Domestic Violence in the Wake of Disasters: Exploring the Effects on Services and Workers', in Roeder L (ed.), Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation In Humanitarian Emergencies – Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century, Springer, USA, pp. 125 - 139
2014
Breckenridge JM; Shaw E, 2014, 'The “Mother” in Attachment Theory and Attachment Informed Psychotherapy: How Being Pregnant and Becoming a Mother Impacts the Therapy Relationship', in Bueskens P (ed.), Mothering and Psychotherapy: Clinical, Sociological and Feminist Perspectives., Demeter Press, Toronto, pp. 113 - 135,
2014
James KM; Breckenridge J; Barrett Meyering I; Braaf R, 2014, 'Responding to Domestic Violence in the Wake of Disasters: Exploring the Effects on Services and Workers', in Roeder LW (ed.), Issues of Gender and Sexual Orientation in Humanitarian Emergencies, edn. Humanitarian Solutions in the 21st Century, Springer, New York, pp. 125 - 138,
2014
2013, 'Gender, use and abuse: Sexually abused women in alcohol and drug treatment', in Gender-based Violence and Public Health: International perspectives on budgets and policies, pp. 108 - 122,
2013
Breckenridge J; Salter M, 2013, 'Gender, use and abuse: Sexually abused women in alcohol and drug treatment', in Gender-based Violence and Public Health: International perspectives on budgets and policies, pp. 108 - 122,
2013
James KM; Breckenridge JM, 2013, 'Child sexual assault - the contribution of social work to the legal process', in Swain P; Rice S (ed.), In the Shadow of the Law, edn. 3rd, Federation Press, Melbourne, pp. 74 - 89
2013
Breckenridge JM; Salter M, 2012, 'Gender, Use and Abuse - Sexually abused women in alcohol and drug treatment', in Nakray K (ed.), Gender Based Violence and Public Health: International perspectives on budgets and policies, edn. 1st, Routledge, USA, pp. 108 - 122,
2012
Breckenridge JM; Ralfs C, 2005, '`Point of Contact` Front-line workers Responding to hildren Living with Domestic Violence', in Humphreys C; Stanley N (ed.), Domestic Violence and Child Protection, edn. First, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, UK, pp. 110 - 123
2005
Breckenridge JM, 2002, 'The Socio-Legal Relationship in Child Sexual Assault', in Swain Phillip A (ed.), The Socio-Legal Relationship in Child Sexual Assault, edn. Original, Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 74 - 89
2002
Breckenridge JM, 1999, 'Subjugation and silences: the role of the professions in silencing victims of sexual and domestic violence', in Innovative responses to sexual and domestic violence: challenging silence, edn. Original, Allen and Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, pp. 6 - 32
1999
Breckenridge JM, 1995, 'The socio-legal relationship in child sexual assault', in In the shadow of the law- the legal context of social work in practice, edn. Original, Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 29 - 45
1995
Breckenridge J, 1994, 'Intervention in Child Welfare - An Inflicted Evil or a Solicited Response?', in Welfare and Social Policy in Australia, Harcourt-Brace, Sydney
1994
Breckenridge J; Greer P, 1992, ''They throw the rule book away'- Sexual assault in Aboriginal communities', in Crimes of Violence - Australian responses to rape and child sexual assault, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney, pp. 189 - 196
1992
Breckenridge J; Bereen R, 1992, 'Dealing with mother-blame: Workers' responses to incest and child sexual abuse', in Crimes of Violence -Australian responses to rape and child sexual assault, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney, pp. 86 - 97
1992
Breckenridge J, 1992, 'An exotic phenomena? Incest and child rape', in Crimes of Violence- Australian responses to rape and child sexual assault, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney, pp. 18 - 38
1992
Conference Papers
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Breckenridge JM; Ralfs C, 2004, 'Hearing the Voices of Children Living with Domestic Violence', in IFSW ; IASSW ; AASW ; AASWWE (eds.), Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 43 - 43, presented at Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 02 October 2004 - 05 October 2004
2004
Breckenridge JM; Laing L, 2004, 'Listening to Mothers and their Children - Implications for Counselling in Child Sexual Assault', in IFSW ; IASSW ; AASW ; AASWWE (eds.), Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 130 - 130, presented at Global Social Work Congress 2004 - Reclaiming Civil Society, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 02 October 2004 - 05 October 2004
2004
Breckenridge JM, 2003, '`Point of Contact` - responding to children who are affected by domestic violence - a non therapeutic front-line response framework', in Scientific Committee, Many Voices, Many Choices (ed.), Many Voices, Many Choices, 9th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Many Voices, Many Choices, 9th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Sydney, pp. 41 - 42, presented at Many Voices, Many Choices, 9th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Sydney, 24 November 2003 - 27 November 2003
2003
Breckenridge JM, 2003, 'The Impact of a Mother`s Own History of Child Sexual Assault in their Child`s Therapy: help or hindrance?', in BASPCAN (ed.), BASPCAN 5th National Congress, Baspcan Congress 2003 - 5th National Congress, York, England, pp. 112 - 112, presented at Baspcan Congress 2003 - 5th National Congress, York, England, 20 July 2003 - 23 July 2003
2003
Breckenridge JM, 2003, 'Point of Contact: responding to kids and DV - a front line response framework', in BASPCAN (ed.), BASPCAN 5th National Congress, Baspcan Congress 2003 - 5th National Congress, York, England, pp. 55 - 55, presented at Baspcan Congress 2003 - 5th National Congress, York, England, 20 July 2003 - 23 July 2003
2003
Breckenridge JM; Davidson J, 2002, 'The Impact of Mother`s Own History of Child Sexual Assault in their Child`s therapy - Help or Hindrance?', in Expanding our Horizons, Expanding our Horizons, Sydney, pp. 1 - 27, presented at Expanding our Horizons, Sydney, 18 February 2002 - 22 February 2002
2002
Breckenridge JM; Pittaway E, 2002, 'Working with Refugees around torture and trauma - developing Practice Electives that cope with the complexities of the work in this area.', in Chun E; et al (ed.), AASWWE/AASW (WA), AASWWE/AASW (WA), Western Australia, presented at AASWWE/AASW (WA), Western Australia, 29 September 2002 - 02 October 2002
2002
Breckenridge JM; Davidson J, 2002, 'Selecting Strengths - The impact of mother`s own history of child sexual assault in their child`s therapy`', in Chun E; et al (ed.), AASWWE/AASW (WA), AASWWE/AASW (WA), Western Australia, presented at AASWWE/AASW (WA), Western Australia, 29 September 2002 - 02 October 2002
2002
Edited Books
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Breckenridge J; Laing L, (eds.), 1999, Challenging Silence - Innovative responses to sexual and domestic violence, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney
1999
Breckenridge J; Carmody M, (ed.), 1992, Crimes of Violence - Australian responses to rape and child sexual assault, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney
1992
Journal articles
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2019, 'A scoping review of adult survivors’ experiences of shame following sexual abuse in childhood', Health and Social Care in the Community,
2019
2019, 'Women who use alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy: exploring the complexity of client engagement and their compliance with human service expectations', Journal of Social Work Practice, pp. 1 - 14,
2019
McGrory J; Breckenridge J; Mowll J, 2019, 'Women who use alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy: exploring the complexity of client engagement and their compliance with human service expectations', Journal of Social Work Practice,
2019
MacGinley M; Breckenridge J; Mowll J, 2019, 'A scoping review of adult survivors’ experiences of shame following sexual abuse in childhood', Health and Social Care in the Community,
2019
Postmus JL; Hoge GL; Breckenridge J; Sharp-Jeffs N; Chung D, 2018, 'Economic Abuse as an Invisible Form of Domestic Violence: A Multicountry Review', Trauma, Violence, and Abuse,
2018
Hameed S; Breckenridge J; Bennett P; Mafileo T; Simeon L; Steven H, 2016, 'Local Context Matters: Developing Good Practice in Workplace Responses to Family and Sexual Violence in Papua New Guinea', SAGE Open, vol. 6,
2016
Breckenridge JM; Shaw E, 2014, 'The “Mother” in Attachment Theory and Attachment Informed Psychotherapy: How Being Pregnant and Becoming a Mother Impacts the Therapy Relationship', Psychotherapy in Australia, vol. 20, pp. 28 - 37
2014
Breckenridge JM; Shaw E, 2014, 'RECIPROCAL INFLUENCES: EXPLORING THE INTERTWINING IDENTITIES OF THERAPIST AND MOTHER', Psychotherapy in Australia, vol. Vol 20
2014
Breckenridge JM; Hamer J, 2014, 'Traversing the maze of ‘evidence’ and ‘good practice’ in domestic and family violence provision in Australia', Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse Issues Paper, pp. 1 - 15,
2014
Breckenridge JM; Salter M; Shaw E, 2012, 'Use and Abuse:understanding the intersections of childhood ause, alcohol and drug use and mental health', Mental Health and Substance Use, vol. 5, pp. 314 - 327,
2012
Breckenridge J; James K, 2012, 'Therapeutic Responses to Communities Affected by Disasters: The Contribution of Family Therapy', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, vol. 33, pp. 242 - 256,
2012
Breckenridge J; James K, 2010, 'Educating social work students in multifaceted interventions for trauma', Social Work Education, vol. 29, pp. 259 - 275,
2010
Breckenridge J; Mulroney J, 2007, 'Leaving violent relationships and avoiding homelessness - providing a choice for women and their children.', New South Wales public health bulletin, vol. 18, pp. 90 - 93
2007
2006, 'Domestic Violence and Children with Disabilities: Working Towards Enhancing Social Work Practice', Australian Social Work, vol. 59, pp. 185 - 197
2006
Breckenridge J, 2006, '`Speaking of Mothers...`How Does the Literature Portray Mothers Who have a history of Child Sexual Abuse?', Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, vol. 15, pp. 57 - 74,
2006
Baldry E; Bratel J; Breckenridge J, 2006, 'Domestic violence and children with disabilities: Working towards enhancing social work practice', Australian Social Work, vol. 59, pp. 185 - 197,
2006
Breckenridge JM; Cunningham J; Jennings K, 2005, 'Respond sa `evaluation report`', Respond sa adult childhood sexual abuse service evaluation report
2005
Breckenridge J; Baldry E, 1997, 'Workers dealing with Mother Blame in Child Sexual Assault Cases', Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, vol. 6, pp. 65 - 80,
1997
Other
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Breckenridge J, 1992, Conclusion: Crimes of Violence - Australian responses to rape and child sexual assault, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney
1992
Breckenridge J, 1992, Introduction Part IV - Breaking New Ground:Addressing Specific Needs, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney
1992
Breckenridge J, 1992, Part III Introduction - Vanquishing Shame: The Organisation of Support Groups, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney
1992
Breckenridge J, 1992, Part II Introduction - Meeting Challenges: Guidelines for Sexual Assault Workers, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney
1992
Breckenridge J, 1992, Introduction - Changing Attitudes: Sexual Assault and Society, Allen and Unwin, North Sydney
1992
Reports
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Breckenridge JM; Rees S; vakentine K; Murray S, 2016, Meta-evaluation of existing interagency partnerships, collaboration, coordination and/or integrated interventions and service responses to violence against women: Key findings and future directions, Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS), Australia
2016
Breckenridge JM; Chung D; Spinney A; Zuffrey C, 2016, National mapping and meta-evaluation outlining key features of effective “safe at home” programs that enhance safety and prevent homelessness for women and their children who have experienced domestic and family violence : Key findings and future directions, Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS), Australia, Three
2016
Breckenridge JM; Chung D; Spinney A; Zuffrey C, 2016, National mapping and meta-evaluation outlining key features of effective "safe at home" programs that enhance safety and prevent homelessness for women and their children who have experienced domestic and family violence: Final Report, Autralian National research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS), Australia, Two
2016
Breckenridge JM; Flax G, 2016, Service and support needs of specific population groups that have experienced child sexual abuse: Report for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Commonwealth of Australia, Sydney
2016
Breckenridge JM; Chung D; Spinney A; Zuffrey C, 2015, National mapping and meta-evaluation outlining key features of effective "safe at home" programs that enhance safety and prevent homelessness for women and their children who have experienced domestic and family violence: State of Knowledge, Australian National Research organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS), Australia, One
2015
Breckenridge JM; Zmudski F, 2014, Addendum report: Commentary on SHLV Program Cost, Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN), UNSW, Sydney
2014
Breckenridge JM; Browning L; Wearing M, 2014, Breaking the Silence: School-based Primary Prevention of Men’s Violence against Women, Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN), UNSW, Sydney
2014
Breckenridge JM; Walden I; Flax G, 2014, Staying Home Leaving Violence Evaluation Final Report, Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN), UNSW, Sydney
2014
Breckenridge JM; Bennett P, 2014, Training ‘Warrior Women’ - Evaluation of a Pilot Self-Defence Course for ‘Staying Home Leaving Violence’ Clients, Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN), UNSW, Sydney, One
2014
Breckenridge JM; Browning L; Wearing M, 2013, School-based primary prevention of men’s violence against women: a good practice literature review, Centre for Gender Related Violence Studies, UNSW, Sydney
2013
Breckenridge JM; Hamer J, 2013, The state of research on domestic and family violence and sexual assault in Australia since 2000- Part A, Centre for Gender Related Violence Studies, UNSW, Sydney, Part A
2013
Breckenridge JM; Hamer J, 2013, The state of research on domestic and family violence and sexual assault in Australia since 2000 – Part B., Centre for Gender Related Violence Studies, UNSW, Sydney, Part B
2013
Breckenridge J; Salter M; Shaw E, 2012, Use and abuse: Understanding the intersections of childhood abuse, alcohol and drug use and mental health,
2012
Breckenridge JM; Hamer J; Salter M, 2011, Staying Home Leaving Violence Evaluation Strategy - Final Report, UNSW, Sydney, Staying Home Leaving Violence Evaluation Strategy - Final Report
2011
Breckenridge JM; Huppert S, 2010, Keeping Children with a Disability Safely in Their Families: Intensive Family Support Programs, UNSW, Sydney, Keeping Children with a Disability Safely in Their Families: Intensive Family Support Programs
2010
Theses / Dissertations
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Pe-Pua R; Haque RA; Barnes DM; Breckenridge JM, 2004, Purdah of the Heart and the Eyes: An Examination of Purdah as an Institution in Pakistan
2004
Breckenridge JM, 1996, Of Subjugation and Silences¿`
1996