My Safety App: Scoping a safety and communication app for children experiencing family violence

Project contact

Assoc. Prof. Kylie Smith

Project Details

The My Safety project aims to scope the style and content of a safety planning and communication app for primary school age children (5-12 years) who have experienced family violence. The project canvassed the views of children and trusted adults in families where children have experienced family violence, have a communication disability and/or are from a refugee or asylum seeker background. The project will guide the development of a child-friendly, culturally safe and age appropriate tool that can meet the needs of children with communication disabilities.


  • Kylie Smith
  • Kelsey Hegarty
  • Anita Morris (Department of General Practice)
  • Cathy Humphreys (Department of Social Work)
  • Leesa Hooker (Department of Rural Nursing and Midwifery, Latrobe University)


  • University of Melbourne MAEVe
  • Melbourne Social Equity Institute and Western Health